Protective Life’s Birmingham headquarters will be powered with 100% renewable energy.
The project at Protective Life, which will involve 1,500 workers in a 620,000-square-foot building, is a collaboration with Alabama Power.
“At Protective, we are committed to investing for the future,” said Scott Adams, executive vice president, Corporate Responsibility, Strategy and Innovation of Protective. “We are fortunate to have an innovative company like Alabama Power in our backyard, enabling us to power our headquarters with 100% renewable energy. As two of Alabama’s largest employers, we have a responsibility to help build a sustainable future.”
The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) retired for Protective’s headquarters were sourced through Alabama Power from the Chisholm View Wind Farm in Oklahoma, which provides power to Alabama Power under a long-term contract.
Alabama Power uses the energy and RECs it receives under this contract for programs like this one to serve subscribing customers with renewable energy.
Alabama Power also has the ability to sell the remaining RECs, either bundled or separately, to third parties for the benefit of customers.
Effective immediately, Protective’s agreement covers all of 2021 and is renewable for additional years.