WGL Energy Awarded Wind Power Contract with Pennsylvania Department of General Services
WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy), a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), today
announced that the Pennsylvania Department of General Services has
signed a three-year contract for Green-e® Energy certified wind
renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind farms throughout
the United States. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS)
helps PA state government operate more efficiently, effectively and
safely by providing shared services to support the business operations
of all agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability, DGS will
match almost 400,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of its electricity load with
national wind RECs under the contract which ends in 2018. This is
equivalent to taking more than 55,000 cars off the road for one year.
DGS will be increasing the match of RECs to the electricity usage of its
executive agencies from 10 percent to 30 percent over this 3-year
"We are proud to support the Pennsylvania Department of General Services
with our wind RECs, and help drive its on-going strategy to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and embrace sustainability programs," said
Sanjiv Mahan, president, WGL Energy.
As a leading supplier of renewable energy and green products, WGL Energy
is a two-time recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency's
prestigious Green Power Supplier of the Year Award. In addition to
significant wind RECs supply, WGL Energy is active in other areas of
renewable energy with more than 170 megawatts (MW) of distributed
generation under contract in markets across the United States.
About WGL Energy
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electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, carbon reduction,
distributed generation and energy efficiency solutions provided by WGL
Energy Services, Inc. and WGL Energy Systems, Inc. To learn more, visit
us at www.wglenergy.com.
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WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source
for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and
assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL
Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity,
green power and energy services, including generation, storage,
transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a
company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our
community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter,
small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal
agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more
information, visit us at www.wgl.com.
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