August 2005 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has entered into contracts to purchase another 26.3 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for its Chelmsford, Edison, Fort Meade, and Richmond laboratories and its Chicago Regional Office.
Under a three-year contract with Select Energy, EPA will purchase 9 million kWh of RECs from new wind farms in North and South Dakota and Wyoming to meet the needs of its Chelmsford and Edison laboratories. For its Richmond laboratory, the agency signed a three-year agreement with 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees) for 1.9 million kWh of RECs sourced from wind energy projects in California. Finally, EPA entered into a one-year agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative for 15.4 million kWh of RECs from wind farms in North and South Dakota for the Fort Meade lab and the Chicago Regional Office.
With these new contracts, EPA now purchases green power to serve more than 80% of its electricity needs nationwide.
Information Release - EPA procures Green Power for multiple facilities (PDF 64 KB) Download Acrobat Reader
EPA Contact: Justin A Spenillo (202) 564.0639
August 2002 - Select Energy, the competitive energy marketing and services arm of Northeast Utilities, has expanded its retail energy product portfolio to include environmentally friendly power choices for business and institutional customers in the Northeast. The company signed a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to supply green power to meet the entire electricity needs of two GSA buildings in New York—the Binghamton Federal Building and the Pirnie Federal Building in Utica. GSA will purchase 1,100 MWh of wind energy annually for three years at a premium of 1.75¢/kWh. Select Energy is procuring the wind energy from the Fenner wind farm in New York under a wholesale supply agreement with Community Energy.
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Select Energy Contact: Joel Weinberg (860) 665-2046
GSA Contact: Brian Magden (212) 264-0591
Community Energy Contact: Ron Kamen (607) 724-0100