WGL Energy Earns Third Green Power Leadership Award
Award recognizes leadership in expanding access to renewable energy
and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
WGL Energy, consisting of WGL Energy Services, Inc. and WGL Energy
Systems, Inc, both of which are WGL Holdings, Inc. companies (NYSE:
WGL), announced today that it has received a 2017 Green Power Leadership
Award in the market development category. The annual Green Power
Leadership Awards (GPLAs), awarded by the Center for Resource Solutions
(CRS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), honor
outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations in promoting
green power. WGL Energy Services also received Green Power Leadership
Awards in 2011 and 2014.
WGL Energy has been offering customers a growing and diverse portfolio
of innovative clean energy solutions for 15 years. In 2016, WGL Energy
wind power sales reached over 1.6 million MWh, bringing cumulative wind
sales to over 7.5 million MWh. WGL Energy has more than 250 MW of solar
under contract across 23 states and the District of Columbia. In FY2016,
the solar projects in service generated 181,000 MWh of power, a 52%
increase in generation over the previous year.
"WGL Energy continues to grow the voluntary green power market through
innovative, renewable energy solutions," said Dr. Louis J. Hutchinson
III, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for WGL. "We are honored
to have been selected for this award and look forward to our continued
leadership in the effort to expand access to renewable energy and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions."
"We are pleased to present this Green Power Leadership Award to WGL
Energy for its consistent, committed efforts to expand access to
renewable energy for its customers," said CRS Executive Director
Jennifer Martin. "WGL Energy is a pioneer in developing clean energy
solutions, and we honor their continued success with this award."
As a market innovator, WGL Energy engages customers and increases green
power sales through new technologies and partnerships. WGL Energy offers
commercial and industrial customers its Solar Energy Supply Agreement
product, an offsite solar option that allows customers to purchase
electricity output from a new solar array. Offsite solar is an
innovative solution for large organizations that lack roof or land space
and want to support the development of new renewable energy projects.
WGL Energy Services is involved in a partnership with Groundswell, a
non-profit collective buying group, to provide 100% wind power to
residential customers. In 2016, WGL Energy expanded its affinity
partnership network to include several arts and sports networks to
increase awareness of renewable power options in a diverse audience.
These partnerships give a portion of the proceeds from each member's
renewable energy purchases back to the partnering organization. WGL
Energy also offers its commercial customers free access to the Energy
Management Platform, an online tool that helps manage their energy usage
and identify energy efficiency measures.
About WGL Energy
WGL Energy delivers a full spectrum of energy offerings, including
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.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The annual Green Power Leadership Awards (GPLAs) are competitive awards
that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green
power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional
electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support
increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce
the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy
security. The GPLAs are presented by the nonprofit Center for Resource
Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the
annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. Learn more at www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.
About Center for Resource Solutions
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global
impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with
the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions.
Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds
policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy,
greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and
sustained growth in national and international markets. For more
information about its programs, visit www.resource-solutions.org/.
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