WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. Follow us at @wglenergy on Twitter and WGL Energy on LinkedIn.
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/.