Leading Energy Supplier Now Offers a Pennsylvania Wind Power Product
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. becomes one of the largest participants
in ChoosePAWind initiative
PHILADELPHIA & HERNDON, Va. -- November 27, 2012
Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) announced today that PECO, PPL, Penelec
and MetEd customers now have the option of switching their electricity
generation to clean, WGES PA WindPower, wind energy solely produced in
Pennsylvania. Residential customers and businesses can visit
www.wges.com/pawindpower and switch to WGES as their electricity provider when
they sign up for either 50% or 100% WGES PA WindPower.
“At WGES, we strive to provide our customers with sustainable energy options
that are better for the environment,” said Harry Warren, President, Washington
Gas Energy Services. “WGES PA WindPower supports the Pennsylvania economy and
improves local air quality.”
Residential customers who sign up with WGES by December 22, can take advantage
of low introductory rates for 50% WGES PA WindPower and 100% WGES PA
WindPower. Competitive rates are available for business customers as well.
Currently, both 100% and 50% WGES PA WindPower cost less than the now
discontinued PECO WIND^SM option, and 50% WGES PA WindPower for residential
customers also costs less than PECO’s current standard electricity rate.
Prospective customers can learn more at www.wges.com/pawindpower.
As part of the product launch, WGES joins ChoosePAWind, a coalition of wind
power developers, wind industry manufacturers, green electricity suppliers and
environmental supporters. ChoosePAWind is the state’s go-to resource for
consumers and businesses to learn about the positive economic impact of
Pennsylvania’s wind power industry and how they can contribute to improved air
quality by switching to clean, Pennsylvania-harnessed wind energy.
“WGES is a regional energy leader with a track record of innovative and
earth-friendly products,” said Jim Spencer, President and CEO of EverPower
Wind Holdings and founder of ChoosePAWind. “Their commitment to
Pennsylvania-sourced wind energy supports the efforts of ChoosePAWind to
provide a strictly Pennsylvania green product.”
WGES PA WindPower is the latest addition to the WGES portfolio, reconfirming
the company’s commitment to providing green energy options for their
customers. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy named WGES the Green Power
Supplier of the Year in the non-utility category.
The power for WGES' wind product will initially come from Lookout Wind Farm in
Somerset County. Annually, the farm is capable of producing 37.8 megawatts of
electricity or enough power for 37,000 homes.
"Pennsylvania has become one of the largest producers of wind power in the
nation," said Spencer. "There are now up to 4,000 jobs in the Commonwealth
supported by wind. This is not just about clean energy, it is about the future
of our economy."
ChoosePAWind.com is designed to increase awareness of Pennsylvania’s wind
industry and inform energy buyers about the options available to choose clean,
renewable energy developed right in Pennsylvania. The organization works with
businesses, non-profit organizations and local governments. ChoosePAWind was
launched early in 2012.
About Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive
providers of electricity and natural gas in the mid-Atlantic region and
supplies more than 350,000 customers in Maryland, Delaware, the District of
Columbia, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) named WGES 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 and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).
www.wges.com or www.wges.com/pawindpower
ChoosePAWind is an initiative to encourage energy consumers in the state to
power their businesses and homes with energy from Pennsylvania wind farms. Its
mission is to educate consumers about the environmental and economic benefits
of using local, Pennsylvania-sourced wind energy. More support means more wind
farms in Pennsylvania, bringing more jobs, investment dollars, and economic
stimulus to local communities while producing zero emissions. For more
information, visit www.choosepawind.com.
Dan Lagiovane, 412-253-9409
Alicia Moran, 410-991-7027
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