World Energy Solutions to Present at 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference

World Energy Solutions to Present at 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference

Phil Adams, Chief Executive Officer, to Deliver Company Presentation in New

NEW YORK and WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm,
today announced it has been selected to present at the 16^th Annual Needham
Growth Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Phil Adams, Chief Executive Officer of World Energy Solutions, will deliver
the Company presentation to conference attendees on Wednesday, January 15^th
at 12:45 p.m. The presentation will also be webcast at:

"It is an honor to be presenting again at Needham's Annual Growth Conference,"
said Phil Adams. "We enjoy participating in this well-attended event and are
looking forward to meeting with the many investors there who are looking for
quality investment ideas."

Needham & Company's 16^th Annual Growth Conference, a by-invitation-only event
running from January 14-16, gives 1,500 senior-level institutional investors,
private equity investors and venture capitalists access to 350+ growth
companies from a broad range of industries, including Clean Technology,
Communications, Consumer, Enterprise Infrastructure, Healthcare, Internet &
Digital Media, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Software &
Services sectors.

About Needham & Company, LLC

Needham & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Needham Group, Inc.,
is a privately held, full service investment bank that has focused exclusively
on growth companies since it was founded 28 years ago. It concentrates on
private companies and on public companies that have market capitalizations of
up to $5 billion, and provides its clients with the resources to achieve their
financing and strategic objectives. For more information, please visit

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The words
"anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans,"
"projects," "will," "would" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements
contain these identifying words. The Company has based these forward-looking
statements on its current expectations and projections about future events,
including without limitation, its expectations of backlog and energy prices.
Although the Company believes that the expectations underlying any of its
forward-looking statements are reasonable, these expectations may prove to be
incorrect and all of these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.
Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions, projections or expectations prove incorrect, actual
results, performance or financial condition may vary materially and adversely
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
are made as at the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the
date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events, other than as required by securities laws.

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