Herndon, Va. - One of the largest purchasing groups in Central Maryland, the Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC), has chosen Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES) to supply 1.5 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year to its 23 participants. Beginning in December 2011, WGES will supply electricity to more than 3,800 electric accounts that encompass local governments, public schools and community colleges.
"By leveraging the buying power of the consortium, municipalities can benefit by having access to more competitive and affordable pricing," Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen said. "This is a cost-effective and efficient way to purchase electricity in Maryland's electric market."
The 23 BRCPC participants include: Anne Arundel County Community College, Anne Arundel County Government, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Baltimore City Government, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Government, Baltimore County Libraries, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County Revenue Authority, Baltimore Museum of Art, Carroll County Government, the Cities of Aberdeen, Annapolis and Bowie, the Community College of Baltimore County, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Harford County Community College, Harford County Government, Harford County Public Schools, Howard County Community College, Howard County Government, Howard County Public Schools, and the Walters Art Gallery.
"We thank BRCPC for selecting WGES, and we look forward to adding this important group of customers to our portfolio," said Harry Warren, President, WGES. "Winning this business showcases the ability of WGES to be price competitive for large supply contracts, and to provide the service needed by customers with large numbers of locations."
About Washington Gas Energy Services
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive providers of electricity and natural gas in the mid-Atlantic region and supplies more than 350,000 customers in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., Washington Gas Energy Services is an affiliate of Washington Gas and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).
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