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Pittsburgh's WPEC secures 100% renewable energy supply

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May 20 (Renewables Now) - Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC), operated by the City of Pittsburgh, on Tuesday said it has inked a new one-year renewable energy supply contract with Direct Energy.

Through the deal, WPEC will be able to offset 100% of the energy consumption and associated carbon emissions from the consortium members, up from 35% previously.

The agreement will help WPEC save almost USD 500,000 (EUR 457,000) in annual costs, while also achieving 100% renewable supply, Dave Grupp, head of Direct Energy Renewable Services, commented.

Direct Energy provides electricity, natural gas and energy-related services to customers in Canada and the US. It is part of UK utility company Centrica plc (LSE:CNA).

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.914)

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