U.S. Federal Departments Buy Green Energy

Pepco Energy Services, a provider of energy management solutions to commercial and government customers, signed agreements to supply electricity generated from renewable sources to the U.S. Departments of Interior, Labor and Transportation. Under an existing contract with the General Services Administration, Pepco Energy Services will supply over 10 million kWh of Green-E certified power to the three federal departments through May 2004. Wind power generators will supply 25 percent of the contracted green energy; and landfill gas electric generators will supply 75 percent.

Washington, D.C. – November 11, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] “The departments of Interior, Labor and Transportation are clearly demonstrating the Federal Government’s commitment to renewable energy and a cleaner environment,” said Pepco Energy Services President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ed Mayberry. “Pepco Energy Services is proud to support federal agencies’ commitment and leadership by providing them with competitively priced environmentally friendly energy.” A 1999 Executive Order encourages federal facilities to utilize renewable energy to satisfy 2.5 percent of their total electricity requirements by 2005. It also states that federal agencies shall consider the greenhouse effects of the source of electricity and strive to minimize the greenhouse gas intensity of purchased electricity. By supplying federal facilities such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. General Services Administration, with renewable energy, Pepco Energy Services assists these agencies with obtaining this 2.5 percent renewable electricity requirement. Arlington, Virginia-based Pepco Energy Services will supply nearly 7.2 million kWh of Green-E certified electricity to Department of Transportation, 2.5 million kWh of Green-E certified renewable energy to the Department of Labor, and approximately 470,000 kWh of Green-E certified power to the Department of Interior. Pepco Energy Services’ agreement with the Department of Transportation covers the 11 months beginning in June 2003; and its agreements with the Departments of Interior and Labor are for eight months beginning in September 2003.
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