Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL, has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for efforts to grow and advance the nation’s voluntary green power market.
"Since 2002, Washington Gas Energy Services has been able to offer customers a growing and diverse portfolio of innovative clean energy options," said Laura Pagliarulo, manager, green products, Washington Gas Energy Services. "We are honored to receive this award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and look forward to upholding our role as a leader in the industry by continuing to provide our commercial and residential customers with efficient, green electricity and natural gas options."
EPA will present WGES with the award at a ceremony to be held on December 3, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, Calif. In 2011, WGES was awarded a Green Power Supplier of the Year award by the U.S. Department of Energy.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, commented, “Through its support and development of new renewable energy capacity, Washington Gas Energy Services is helping to address climate change and put our country on a path to a future powered by renewable resources.”
By working to provide green power throughout the United States, WGES has been maintaining its leadership in green power market since 2002. WGES currently offers a suite of Green‐e Energy certified local and national wind power products: WGES CleanSteps® WindPower, WGES PA WindPower and WGES National WindPower. All of the company’s standard electricity offerings to residential customers include 5% wind power, above and beyond what is mandated by RPS. Since 2003, WGES customers have purchased approximately 4 billion kWh of wind power.