SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Herndon, VA-based Washington Gas Energy Services' (WGES's) residential and small-commercial 50% and 100% wind power products are Green-e Energy certified. Green-e Energy, administered by CRS, is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy products.
WGES's 50% and 100% CleanSteps® WindPower, green electricity products sourced from wind power from the local PJM electric grid, are available to all residential and small-commercial customers throughout the company's service territory in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. In 2011, WGES won a Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
CRS's Green-e Energy program has nearly 300 participating vendors selling over 30 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity in retail transactions in 2011. The program provides independent, third-party verification to ensure certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer-protection standards.
Providers of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy agree to abide by the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct, and meet strict disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. All marketers of Green-e Energy Certified products undergo an annual third-party verification audit to document that the company purchased or generated enough quantity and type of renewable energy to meet customer demand and marketing claims.
About Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES)
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 Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, 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).
About Green-e Energy
A program of the Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e is the nation's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that licenses the Green-e logo for organizations that purchase or generate sufficient quantities of renewable energy. To learn more about Green-e Certified products and programs available in all 50 states, visit www.green-e.org.
CRS Communications Director