Photo Release -- Colby-Sawyer College Saves Big, Secures 100% Green Power Through World Energy Solutions

Photo Release -- Colby-Sawyer College Saves Big, Secures 100% Green Power
Through World Energy Solutions

Online Auctions Deliver Price Discovery and Savings Against Backdrop of Rising
Wholesale Electricity Rates

NEW LONDON, N.H. and WORCESTER, Mass., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World
Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services
firm, today announced it has helped Colby-Sawyer College successfully procure
more than 10 million kWh of electricity at a savings over its prior contract,
even as wholesale market prices had climbed. Additionally, World Energy
enabled Colby-Sawyer College to secure renewable energy credits (RECs) for its
entire energy purchase, greening its portfolio at a discount.

Tom Galligan
 Tom Galligan, President of
 Colby-Sawyer College,
 said: "I had the pleasure
 of watching the World
 Energy auctions with
 members of my team, and we
 were really impressed with
 the results."

Through a series of online auctions run on the World Energy Exchange®,
Colby-Sawyer College tested various terms and products in a transparent,
objective manner. The competitive event attracted multiple suppliers,
delivering a winning price 8 percent below its prior contract, even as
wholesale rates had increased 11 percent. The auction also provided essential
price discovery that enabled the college to secure RECs through World Energy,
minimizing the premium the school paid for green power. Delivery under the new
36-month contract begins in August.

"I had the pleasure of watching the World Energy auctions with members of my
team, and we were really impressed with the results," said Tom Galligan,
President of Colby-Sawyer College. "Bringing energy suppliers into a
competitive, real-time auction scenario like this makes so much sense. We
really got to see the market at work, and more importantly, working for us."

Added Doug Atkins, Vice President for Administration: "With a rise in
wholesale electricity rates since our last contract, we were fully expecting
to pay more for energy this time around. World Energy's terrific auction
process gave us an advantage in procuring our energy, and the savings it
yielded in this market speaks volumes for how effective and empowering their
process is."

By purchasing RECs for its entire electricity load, Colby-Sawyer College is
expected to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 2,554 metric tons each
year. This reduction is the equivalent of each of the following:

  oAnnual greenhouse gas emissions from 532 passenger vehicles
  oCO[2 ]emissions from 286,362 gallons of gasoline consumed
  oCO[2 ]emissions from 5,940 barrels of oil consumed
  oCO[2 ]emissions from the electricity use of 382 homes for one year
    (Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator)

Concluded Phil Adams, CEO of World Energy Solutions: "When it comes to our
auctions – the way they are structured, the results they deliver and the
excitement they generate – we have found that seeing is believing. I couldn't
be happier that the President of Colby-Sawyer and his team experienced the
auctions firsthand and are now strong proponents of the process. It's also
very satisfying to see colleges and universities in growing numbers embracing
our approach as the best way to get the most from competitive electricity
markets."

About Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal
arts and sciences with professional preparation. Founded in 1837, Colby-Sawyer
is located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.
Colby-Sawyer's goal of achieving a carbon-neutral campus by 2050 was
established in its Climate Action Plan and approved by the college's Board of
Trustees on May 7, 2010. Milestones along the way include a 50 percent
reduction in emissions by 2015 (achieved in part in August 2010 with the
college's first contract with World Energy) and a 70 percent reduction by
2020. For more information about Colby-Sawyer College, please visit
www.colby-sawyer.edu.

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 $40 billion in energy, demand response and
environmental commodities on behalf of its customers, creating more than $2
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.

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from those anticipated, estimated or expected. Such risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to the following: the Company's revenue and
backlog are dependent on actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed
procurements; the demand for the Company's services is affected by changes in
regulated prices or cyclicality or volatility in competitive market prices for
energy; the potential impact on the Company's historical and prospective
financial results of a change in accounting policy may negatively impact its
stock price; and other factors outside the Company's control that affect
transaction volume in the electricity market. Additional risk factors are
identified in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2012 and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements made in this press release
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CONTACT: For additional information, contact:
         Dan Mees
         World Energy Solutions, Inc.
         (508) 459-8156
         dmees@worldenergy.com
        
         Susan Forman
         Dian Griesel, Inc.
         (212) 825-3210
         sforman@dgicomm.com
        
         Kate Seamans
         Colby-Sawyer College
         (603) 526-3878
         kseamans@colby-sawyer.edu

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