Washington Gas Energy Services offers Southeastern Pennsylvania Communities Up To $2,500 in Incentives for Purchases of WGES PA

  Washington Gas Energy Services offers Southeastern Pennsylvania Communities
  Up To $2,500 in Incentives for Purchases of WGES PA WindPower

    Twenty-five municipalities to compete for ten 1kW micro-wind turbines

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA & HERNDON, Va. -- November 29, 2012

Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) today announced the launch of the PA
WindPower Campaign, www.pawindpowercampaign.com, a community-based marketing
campaign that rewards Pennsylvania communities in the PECO territory when WGES
PA WindPower is purchased. WGES PA WindPower is a new electricity product
offered by WGES that is sourced exclusively from Pennsylvania wind.

The PA WindPower Campaign will invite 25 pre-selected municipalities to
compete for ten 1kW micro-wind turbines. Other municipalities will be offered
up to $2,500 in financial incentives. Each municipality that accepts the
Campaign challenge and achieves defined program milestones will be recognized
as a Pennsylvania WindPower Community. Participating commercial customers who
purchase WGES PA WindPower will also have the opportunity to receive financial
incentives or help their municipality earn rewards.

To manage the PA WindPower Campaign, WGES has contracted with SmartPower, an
organization with a successful track record of promoting clean energy and
energy efficiency.

“WGES PA WindPower is the latest addition to our portfolio of innovative green
products,” said Harry Warren, President, Washington Gas Energy Services.
“Customers who choose WGES PA WindPower will improve local air quality while
supporting the Pennsylvania economy.”

The goal of the PA WindPower Campaign is to attract 5,000 Pennsylvania
residents, small businesses, municipalities as well as other organizations to
sign up for WGES PA WindPower.

When the PA WindPower Campaign reaches its customer goal, it will be the
equivalent of:

  *Removing 7,000 cars from Pennsylvania roads for one year; or
  *Saving 4,000,000 gallons of gasoline; or
  *Planting 84,000 trees; or
  *Removing nearly 38,000 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

“The challenge is on,” said SmartPower President Brian F. Keane. “We’ve seen
Pennsylvania lead on clean energy over the past decade. With the launch of the
PA WindPower Campaign, we predict that Pennsylvania will continue to lead the
country to a clean energy future. Time to sign up now!”

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.pawindpowercampaign.com.

Overview – PA WindPower Campaign

Become a PA WindPower Community

The PA WindPower Campaign will help residents, municipalities, civic
organizations and other commercial customers realize their mission of cleaner
air, carbon reduction and a healthier environment by using power sourced
exclusively from Pennsylvania wind.

To qualify as a PA WindPower Community, municipalities will:

  *Sign a municipal resolution partnering with the PA WindPower Campaign
  *Purchase WGES PA WindPower for at least 50% of their municipal electricity
    use
  *Sign up 5% of the households or 5% of the small businesses in their
    municipality to purchase 100% WGES PA WindPower

-or-

Sign up 10% of the households or 10% of the small businesses in their
municipality to purchase 50% WGES PA WindPower

-or-

Sign up a combination of 5% and 10% purchases with 100% WGES PA WindPower and
50% WGES PA WindPower

Rules for Participation

  *The Pennsylvania WindPower Campaign is from November 30, 2012 to November
    29, 2013.
  *All purchase contracts must be signed prior to November 29, 2013.
    Contracts signed after November 29, 2013 will not qualify for the
    financial rewards or micro-wind turbine (“the incentives”). Customers must
    be enrolled with WGES PA WindPower for 90 days in order to qualify for and
    receive the incentives.
  *Participating municipalities will be notified by the Campaign when they
    earn the 1kW micro-wind turbine.
  *Installation of the 1kW micro-wind turbine will be paid for by the
    Campaign.

Each PA WindPower Community will receive a municipal plaque in recognition of
their leadership. They will also be eligible for one of two incentives
outlined below.

Financial Rewards

When a municipality, business, non-profit organization or school purchases at
least 50% WGES PA WindPower for their electricity use and becomes a partner
with the PA WindPower Campaign, each will become eligible for financial
rewards of up to $2,500, including:

  *$2.50 per customer purchasing the 50% WGES PA WindPower Product
  *$5.00 per customer purchasing the 100% WGES PA WindPower Product

Earn a Micro-Wind Turbine

The PA WindPower Campaign will award 1 kW micro-wind turbines to up to ten
leading municipalities who become PA WindPower Communities.

The Campaign will invite 25 select municipalities to join the PA WindPower
Campaign and earn the chance to win a FREE 1kW micro-wind turbine for their
community. Of these communities, the first ten to reach their municipal and
customer milestones will receive a 1kW micro wind turbine. The other 15
municipalities will be eligible for the financial rewards described above.

  *All municipalities that meet the minimum wind purchase requirements will
    be recognized as a PA WindPower Community demonstrating their leadership
    with wind power.
  *Once a municipality meets its campaign milestone to qualify for the
    micro-wind turbine, it will then participate to earn financial rewards.

Contact:

SmartPower:
Jonathan Edwards,202-684-9869
jedwards@smartpower.org
or
WGES:
Alicia Moran,410-991-7027
aliciamoranmedia@gmail.com
 
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