WGL collaborates closely with businesses and other organizations to develop customized solutions tailored to their unique energy needs. We believe that effective collaboration leads to sustained customer relationships that evolve and grow as the energy market changes.
INDIANA POWER & LIGHT AUTHORITY DEPARTMENT
Part of WGL’s ability to generate 150,000 megawatt hours of power in the past year was a partnership with the Indiana Power & Light Authority Department. The solar system we developed in Indiana, one of the newer states in which WGL now operates, includes the provision of power to organizations such as the Indiana Airport Authority.
FUEL CELL PROJECT—SEVONE
WGL added a fourth fuel cell project in FY2015, a system for SevOne, a digital infrastructure management company. The 500 kW fuel cell, initiated in September and expected to be operational in FY2016, will provide SevOne’s data center with reliability and energy security. If there is an interruption of service from the main grid, the fuel cell will continue to run, as will the SevOne data center.
WIRELESS NETWORK BACKUP
A major wireless communications service provider sought to bolster its cellular network resiliency in the event of a power outage. Washington Gas supported the installation of natural gas generators at hundreds of cell towers across the District of Columbia. The distributed generation system serves as critical backup in the event of an emergency, supporting public safety and national security.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
In FY2015, WGL Energy Services was awarded a major contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide power to the vast majority of federal government facilities in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The estimated electricity load over the term of the contract is 3.3 million megawatt hours provided from the WGL Energy Services portfolio of electricity, natural gas, solar and wind solutions.
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
A recently awarded energy efficiency system contract with the Architect of the Capitol (AoC) demonstrates the strong competitive position we have established by delivering high-value solutions that draw from the entire WGL portfolio. The AoC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of federal buildings, including ensuring these facilities meet current sustainability standards. A distribution customer served by Washington Gas and through the WGL Energy Services contract with the GSA, the AoC recently selected WGL Energy Systems to develop a 7.5MW natural gas co-generation system for its electricity and heating and cooling requirements. This innovative public-private solution will deliver significant energy efficiency benefits to the AoC and supports the federal government’s sustainability goals by reducing its carbon footprint.
WASHINGTON, D.C., GOVERNMENT
WGL won the electricity service and supply contract awarded by the District of Columbia’s Department of General Service in FY2015. This contract allows WGL to supply electricity to more than 700 city government accounts, providing approximately 400,000 megawatt hours of electricity to the city. This energy solution provides a flexible way to ensure that Washington, D.C., meets its renewable energy goals, as the electricity provided comes from a complete ecosystem of energy sources, including solar and wind.