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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Embraces Green, Procures 100% Renewable Power Through World Energy Solutions

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Embraces Green, Procures 100% Renewable Power
Through World Energy Solutions

Competitive Auctions Deliver Sustainability and Savings to New York Hospital

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and WORCESTER, Mass., March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World
Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services
firm, today announced it has teamed with GNYHA Services to help Wyckoff
Heights Medical Center, a 350-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn, successfully
procure more than 28 million kWh of electricity from renewable sources. The
resulting 24-month contract is expected to dramatically reduce the hospital's
carbon footprint while cutting its electricity costs by approximately
$120,000.

Through a series of online auctions run on the World Energy Exchange®, Wyckoff
Heights Medical Center was able to test pricing for various terms and products
in an efficient and transparent manner. In all, the competitive event
attracted nine suppliers, who over the course of 45 minutes submitted more
than 90 bids, resulting in a new contract for 100% green power – a first for
the hospital. Delivery under the new contract terms begins in April 2013.

By purchasing 100% green energy, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is expecting
to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 10,030 metric tons each year. This
reduction is the equivalent of each of the following:

  oAnnual greenhouse gas emissions from 2,090 passenger vehicles
  oCO[2 ]emissions from 1,124,459 gallons of gasoline consumed
  oCO[2 ]emissions from 23,326 barrels of oil consumed
  oCO[2 ]emissions from the electricity use of 1,502 homes for one year

  (Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator)

"Going green is an important part of our evolution as a care provider for our
community," said Ramon Rodriguez, CEO, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. "World
Energy and GNYHA Services delivered a great process for procuring green power,
one that attracted more suppliers to compete for our business, drove
aggressive bidding, and ultimately resulted in a landmark purchase – at a
great price – for our medical center."

Added Phil Adams, CEO of World Energy Solutions: "Time and time again, our
auctions deliver great results for customers by heightening competition for
their business and providing unmatched visibility into pricing across various
terms and products, including renewables. A major benefit of this approach is
that we often are able to help our customers reduce their total energy costs
while significantly greening their portfolios, something Wyckoff Heights
Medical Center has laudably achieved."

About Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Located in an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood directly on the
border of northern Brooklyn and Western Queens, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
is a 350-bed teaching hospital that has been providing medical care to the
community since 1889. A dedicated staff of 1,800 physicians, nurses and
support personnel represent thirty-five distinct languages and cultures. For
more information, please visit: www.wyckoffhospital.org/

About GNYHA Services

GNYHA Services, Inc. is an acute care group purchasing organization (GPO)
operated by GNYHA Ventures and affiliated with Premier, Inc. The uniquely
structured alliance between GNYHA Services and Premier combines the benefits
of national pricing through Premier, the nation's leading GPO, with the
advantages of regional flexibility in contracting and pricing through GNYHA
Services. GNYHA Services operates as a full-service healthcare company that
offers business solutions to complement the purchasing program and help
improve hospitals' financial and operational success.

About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES) is an energy management services
firm that brings together the passion, processes and technologies to take the
complexity out of energy management and turn it into bottom-line impact for
the businesses, institutions and governments we serve. To date, the Company
has transacted more than $30 billion in energy, demand response and
environmental commodities on behalf of its customers, creating more than $1
billion in value for them. World Energy is also a leader in the global carbon
market, where its World Energy Exchange® supports the Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative (RGGI), the first mandatory market-based regulatory program in the
U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please visit
www.worldenergy.com.

The World Energy Solutions, Inc. logo is available at
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those
indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to the following: our revenue and backlog are
dependent on actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed
procurements; the demand for our services is affected by changes in regulated
prices or cyclicality or volatility in competitive market prices for energy;
and there are factors outside our control that affect transaction volume in
the electricity market. Additional risk factors are identified in our Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: For additional information, contact:
         Dan Mees
         World Energy Solutions, Inc.
         (508) 459-8156
         dmees@worldenergy.com
        
         Hector Cruzado, Chief of Staff
         Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
         (718) 963-7101
         HCruzado@wyckoffhospital.org

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