WGL Energy to supply power to Philadelphia govt buildings

Philadelphia skyline. Source: City of Philadelphia (www.phila.gov)

February 13 (Renewables Now) - WGL Energy Services Inc has been selected to power all government buildings and institutions of the city of Philadelphia after securing the service in a competitive procurement process.

The US clean energy firm said in a statement that it will supply around 680,000 MWh per year to 1,130 government accounts, among which are City Hall, the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Water Department and administration offices.

The awarded contract is already in force and WGL Energy started providing the service in December.

The City of Philadelphia wants municipal facilities to be powered by 100% renewables by 2030. It seeks to reach this goal through sustainable power procurement and projects such as a 70-MW solar park to be constructed in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

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