HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL (NYSE:WGL), announced today that it has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for efforts to grow and advance the nation’s voluntary green power market.
"Since 2002, Washington Gas Energy Services has been able to offer customers a growing and diverse portfolio of innovative clean energy options," said Laura Pagliarulo, manager, green products, Washington Gas Energy Services. "We are honored to receive this award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and look forward to upholding our role as a leader in the industry by continuing to provide our commercial and residential customers with efficient, green electricity and natural gas options."
EPA will present WGES with the award at a ceremony to be held on December 3, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, Calif. In 2011, WGES was awarded a Green Power Supplier of the Year award by the U.S. Department of Energy.
“EPA is pleased to recognize Washington Gas Energy Services with a Green Power Supplier of the Year award for its leadership in expanding the nation’s renewable energy industry,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Through its support and development of new renewable energy capacity, Washington Gas Energy Services is helping to address climate change and put our country on a path to a future powered by renewable resources.”
WGES has been a green power leader since 2002, when the company supported one of the first wind farms in the PJM grid. Today, WGES maintains its leadership by working to provide green power throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and offers a suite of Green‐e Energy certified local and national wind power products: WGES CleanSteps® WindPower, WGES PA WindPower and WGES National WindPower. All of the company’s standard electricity offerings to residential customers include 5 percent wind power, above and beyond what is mandated by RPS. Since 2003, WGES customers have purchased approximately 4 billion kWh of wind power.
WGES customers can also opt to green their entire energy supply by choosing wind power and carbon offsets. To learn more about green power options from WGES, visit http://www.wges.com/windpower or http://www.wges.com/carbonoffsets.
About Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.:
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive energy providers in the mid-Atlantic region. Washington Gas Energy Services supplies electricity, natural gas and green energy options to commercial and residential customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named Washington Gas Energy Services the Green Power Supplier of the Year in the non-utility category. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., Washington Gas Energy Services is an affiliate of Washington Gas, the regulated natural gas utility, and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL). www.wges.com
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership:
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations collectively purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions. EPA recognizes winners in the following awards categories: Green Power Partner of the Year; Sustained Excellence in Green Power; On-site Generation; Green Power Purchasing; Green Power Community of the Year; and Green Power Supplier of the Year. EPA’s Green Power Partner awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy, and overall impact on the green power market. EPA’s Green Power Supplier awards recognize green power suppliers for outstanding efforts, initiatives and programs that significantly advance the development of green power sources serving the voluntary market. The Awards are held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. For additional information please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/.