GSA Cuts Energy Costs in Pennsylvania and Delaware
PHILADELPHIA, PA — March 23, 2000 — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded seven contracts for a total of $19.4 million to provide 425 million kWh to GSA and 13 other federal entities and three nonprofit organizations for a period of up to two years.
The contracts, part of GSA's award-winning Strategic Positioning Program, will save taxpayers a total of approximately $1,129,000, starting next month.
"GSA was able to execute these energy contracts as a result of the industry's deregulation in Pennsylvania," said Ken Shutika, GSA Contracting Officer. "As each state deregulates, GSA will seek out the best value for federal agencies. The amount we've saved is in addition to any guaranteed savings the utilities are offering for 2000." The other GSA team members are Lindsey Lee, Don Stiteler, Barbara McPhelim and Jerard Butler.
The contracts went to Pepco Energy Services, Inc. of Washington, D.C., Exelon Energy of Norristown, Pa., FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron, Ohio, Nicole Energy Services, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, PPL Energy Plus LLC of Allentown, Pa., Allegheny Energy Inc. of Greensburg, Pa., and The Energy Cooperative of Philadelphia.
As part of this procurement, the GSA Mid-Atlantic Region awarded its first renewable power contract for 100% new renewable power. It awarded some 2,700,000 kWh per year to the Energy Cooperative of Philadelphia to service eight accounts for the National Park Service's Liberty Bell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and GSA.
The activities and nonprofits receiving the power, in addition to GSA, are the U.S. Postal Service, Devereux Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Aviation Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Elwyn Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Red Cross, U.S. Mint, Veterans Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Job Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard.
The GSA Mid-Atlantic Regional team worked in conjunction with the multidisciplinary Public Utilities Division of GSA's Energy Center of Expertise, which is dedicated to developing contracts that buy electricity, natural gas, water and sewerage services at the lowest cost to the taxpayer and the highest value to federal agencies.
Energy costs have long been a focus of GSA. GSA's Mid-Atlantic Region, headquartered in Philadelphia, last year was named Department of Energy's distinguished Federal Energy Management Program Energy Champion, an award presented to outstanding federal role models, as part of the "You Have the Power" campaign.
Also, the Energy Center of Expertise's Strategic Position Program was the entry that won the third annual GSA Achievement award for Real Property Innovation, presented by GSA Administrator Dave Barram and the agency's Office of Governmentwide Policy in 1999.
GSA provides expert governmentwide policy guidance, space management and state-of-the-art workplace products, services and solutions, designed to help approximately one million federal employees accomplish their missions in 270 million square feet of office space in some 8,300 facilities.
GSA contacts: John Thompson (215) 656-5523
Barbara McPhelim (215) 656-6128