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The Delaware River and Bay Authority Selects WGL Energy to Expand Its Renewable Energy Portfolio
Purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from WGL Energy Services reinforces the DRBA’s commitment to lowering emissions and achieving sustainability goals
June 1, 2022 (New Castle, DE and Vienna, VA) -- The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), which owns and operates vital transportation services in the heart of the Northeast Corridor, recently purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy). A supplier of retail energy and provider of clean energy products and carbon offset programs to mid-Atlantic customers, WGL Energy has been delivering competitive electricity to the DRBA since 2014. The addition of RECs is part of an agreement reached in March 2022.
“WGL Energy is proud to offer our customers the creative programs and solutions that support reducing carbon, lowering energy use and helping to meet climate goals in their everyday energy consumption,” said Clint Zediak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, WGL Energy. “We are excited to integrate RECs into the DRBA’s diverse energy mix and continue to be a trusted partner of a longtime valued customer.”
When organizations such as the DRBA choose renewable energy credits along with their electricity, those RECs verify that portions of the electricity were generated by a certified renewable source, with one REC representing one Megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy put on the grid. WGL Energy RECs are typically sourced from wind power.
“As an organization, the DRBA is focused on going green and driving sustainability,” said Silvana Dominioni, Director of Environment, Heath, and Safety for the DRBA. “We’re always looking for innovative energy solutions to reduce our carbon footprint and our latest partnership with WGL Energy is an important step to reduce our environmental impact to benefit our employees, visitors, customers and communities today and for generations ahead.”
Dominioni noted that the DRBA is very active with environmental stewardship projects, which include exploring the potential of solar fields at various facility locations, implementing a comprehensive Authority-wide recycling program, and installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry and Delaware Memorial Bridge locations.
The DRBA is hosting a World Environment Day(#onlyoneearth) event on Wednesday, June 1, to honor climate action and environmental protection at the Delaware Memorial Park where WGL Energy will be among the sponsors.
WGL Energy has been providing RECs to customers for more than 10 years. To learn about the company’s suite of energy offerings, please click here. The DRBA, a bi-state government agency, has a strong history of robust environmental protection initiatives for each of its many entities on land, water and in the air, with more details available online.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (Wilmington Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
About WGL Energy
WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd [TSX:ALA]. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, it is a leading supplier of clean and efficient energy solutions. With activities and assets across the mid-Atlantic, including regional sales offices in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, WGL Energy provides competitive options for natural gas, certified gas, electricity, renewable energy certificate, and carbon offsets. WGL Energy makes energy surprisingly easy for communities and customers, including homeowners, small businesses, commercial property managers, and state/local/federal agencies. For more information, visit www.wglenergy.com, and follow the company at @wglenergy on Twitter and WGL Energy on LinkedIn, as well as Facebook.