HERNDON, Va., Sep 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES), a leading competitive supplier of electricity and natural gas to the mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce that Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has appointed WGES' Veronique Marier to the Strategic Energy Investment Fund Advisory Board. Marier, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, is WGES' Manager of Renewable Energy and Conservation Programs.
The Advisory Board consists of energy experts and consumer advocates throughout the state. The purpose of the advisory board is to oversee the allocation of revenues collected from the nation's first greenhouse gas cap-and-trade auction, scheduled for September 25, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generating plants.
"We are extremely proud that Governor O'Malley appointed our colleague, Veronique Marier, to the Strategic Energy Investment Fund Advisory Board. Veronique is an environment-sector professional with twenty-two years of experience here in the United States and abroad. She is responsible for the development and expansion of WGES' CleanStepsSM family of renewable energy and conservation products. Veronique will be a great asset to the Advisory Board and to Marylanders," said Kimberly J. August, WGES' Director of Regulatory, and External Affairs.
For more information about the Strategic Energy Investment Fund Advisory Board go to Maryland Energy Administration's homepage at www.energy.maryland.gov.
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive providers of electricity and natural gas in the mid-Atlantic region, and supplies approximately 190,000 customers in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, Washington Gas Energy Services is an affiliate of Washington Gas and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).
Consumers can learn more about WGES and its CleanStepsSM products by visiting WGES on the web at www.wges.com.
SOURCE: Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. Kimberly J. August, 703-793-7565 (O) 703-408-5472 (C)
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