September 2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership recently recognized Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), a global leader in asset management and securities servicing, for the company's purchase of more than 96 million kilowatt-hours of green power from NextEra Energy Resources and Pepco Energy Services. The purchase is equivalent to nearly one third of the organization's domestically purchased electricity use. BNY Mellon was ranked #37 on EPA's National Top 50 purchaser list.
In addition, two of BNY Mellon's three commercial office buildings in downtown Pittsburgh are Energy Star-certified and the company has applied for Gold LEED CI-certification for recent renovations to a portion of BNY Mellon Center.
News Release - The Bank of New York Mellon Ranked Among EPA's Top 20 Green Power Purchasers
News Release - BNY Mellon to Beautify ’Green Heart of Pittsburgh‘ for G-20 Events
Contact: Lane Cigna, 412-234-0575
April 2008 - Pepco Energy Services announced that it is supplying wind energy to the U.S. headquarters of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, D.C. The WWF is an international organization focused on nature conservation. The one-year contract that began in January calls for Pepco Energy Services to provide WWF with nearly 5.1 million kWh of wind energy, or 100% of the energy consumed in the 235,000 square foot building for the year. Under this contract, Pepco Energy Services will provide wind energy generated from wind farms located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Supplies Wind Power To World Wildlife Fund's Headquarters in Washington, DC
August 2007 - Pepco Energy Services has signed agreements with the General Services Administration to supply 122 million kWh of renewable power in 2007 to the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Energy, Interior, and Agriculture, the Office of Personnel Management, and the National Archives and Inter-American Development Bank, all located in Washington, D.C. The green power will come from multiple nationally sourced renewable resources and will be certified through the Environmental Resources Trust and Green-e.
August 2006 - Pepco Energy Services announced that Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies have committed to purchase 100% wind energy for both the Washington Square office building in Washington, D.C., and their joint headquarters building in Bethesda, Maryland. Under the terms of the 48-month contract, Pepco Energy Services will provide more than 64 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied by Sterling Planet from wind projects nationwide.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Provides Wind Power to Prestigious Washington Square Office Building and Lerner/Tower Headquarters
News Article - Real Estate Firms Buy Credits for Wind Power
July 2006 - Pepco Energy Services announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply green power to the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the National Geographic Society. Under the 29-month contract, Pepco Energy Services will supply more than 39 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from Sterling Planet utilizing wind energy projects located across the United States. When combined with savings under the Society's existing electric service contract, the cost of the green power will be less than current standard-offer service rates for D.C. electricity customers.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Supplies Affordable Wind Power To National Geographic Society
February 2006 - Pepco Energy Services announced that it has been awarded a green power supply contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Under a three-year contract, Pepco Energy Services will supply an estimated 27 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, operated by the National Park Service. In addition, the company will supply renewable energy for 10% of the needs of 23 GSA-owned and operated facilities in New Jersey, including the Peter Rodino Federal Building in Newark.
Pepco Energy Services also supplies green energy to several other federal government agencies including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, located in Washington, D.C.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Supplies 100% Renewable Energy to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
News Article - Statue of Liberty to go all 'green' power
November 2004 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded its use of green power by committing to purchase 100% green power to match the electricity needs of its Federal Triangle complex and the building which houses its Office of Air and Radiation in Washington D.C. On behalf of EPA, the General Services Administration entered into a three-year contract with Community Energy and Pepco Energy Services to purchase 44.8 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually for the Federal Triangle complex, starting in October 2004. The RECs will be supplied from wind facilities (25%) in Waymart, PA and Thomas, WV and landfill gas facilities (75%) located in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) signed a separate three-year contract on behalf of EPA with Old Mill Power Company to purchase about four million kWh per year of RECs for the Office of Air and Radiation, starting in June 2004. The RECs will be supplied from a wind farm in Meyersdale, PA.
With these purchases, EPA now procures about 203 million kWh of green power annually, representing 70% of its national electricity needs.
EPA Contact: Justin A Spenillo (202) 564-0639
DESC Contact: Andrea Kincaid (703) 767-8669
NREL Contact: Chandra Shah (303) 384-7557
September 2004 - Pepco Energy Services announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Washington D.C. headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), beginning this month. Under the 37-month contract, the company will supply more than 110 million kWh of RECs from landfill gas generation sources located in the mid-Atlantic region.
News Release - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Will Purchase Over 110 Million Kilowatt-Hours of Renewable Energy Certificates
November 2003 - Pepco Energy Services (PES) announced that it has signed agreements to supply electricity generated from renewable sources to the U.S. Departments of Interior, Labor, and Transportation. Under an existing contract with the General Services Administration, PES will supply more than 10 million kWh of Green-e certified power to the three federal agencies through May 2004. One-fourth of the green energy will be supplied from regional wind farms and the remainder will come from landfill-gas projects.
News Release - U.S. Departments of Transportation, Labor and Interior Buy Green Electricity From Pepco Energy Services
July 2003 - Pepco Energy Services, Inc. announced that it has teamed with Community Energy, Inc. to supply an aggregation of New Jersey state agencies with Green-e certified wind-generated electricity. Under the 33-month agreement, Pepco Energy Services will supply the agencies with 54.9 million kWh or 20.6 MW of wind energy generated from wind farms in the mid-Atlantic region. More than 90% of the wind power could come from the 20-MW Bear Creek wind farm to be constructed near Wilkes-Barre, PA, less than 60 miles from northern New Jersey. The agencies entered into the agreement in part to meet the 10% environmentally friendly green power purchase goal established by New Jersey Governor James McGreevey.
Pepco Energy Services Media Contact: Nicholas Mahrt (202) 466-7391
Community Energy Contact: Brent Beerley (215) 778-3898
March 2003 - The Tower Companies, a family-owned commercial and residential building developer, announced an agreement to purchase green power to supply company-owned buildings in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Under the terms of the 18-month deal, Pepco Energy Services (PES) will supply 24 million kWh of green power to meet 50% of the energy needs of Tower's commercial buildings and 25% of the energy of Tower-owned apartment communities. Sterling Planet will provide the green power to PES using renewable energy certificates.
News Release - Companies Join Forces to Provide Washington's First Renewable Energy for a Commercial Developer
January 2003 - Pepco Energy Services (PES), a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., announced that it will build and operate a 2-MW landfill gas generating facility at the Warrenton, Virginia landfill. The $2 million project will supply green electricity to PES customers in Virginia and surrounding areas. Pending final regulatory approvals, construction of the plant is scheduled for completion by the third quarter of 2003. PES currently obtains its green power supplies from a combination of small solar projects and renewable energy certificates derived from wind energy and other landfill methane projects.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Converts County Trash To Cleaner Air
April 2002 - U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced on Earth Day that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will purchase green power to supply 17% of the electricity needs of its headquarters facilities in Washington, D.C. and Germantown, Maryland. Under the arrangement, the agency will purchase 6 million kWh of green power annually comprised of a blend of 25% wind power, supplied by Community Energy Inc., and 75% landfill methane, supplied by Pepco Energy Services. DOE will offset the extra cost of the green power with savings realized from the competitive power market. With the purchase, DOE will become a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages public and private organizations to purchase renewable power.
News Release - Secretary Abraham Announces DOE's Largest-Ever Purchase of Renewable Energy at Earth Day Ceremony
News Release - Community Energy Congratulates U.S. DOE and GSA On New Wind Energy Earth Day Purchase
January 2002 - PEPCO Energy Services, an unregulated subsidiary of Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), is offering green power to customers in Maryland's competitive electricity market. Customers can purchase the company's 51% Green Electricity product for 5.49¢/kWh, which represents a price premium of about 1.2¢/kWh above the "price to compare" in the PEPCO service territory. The company's 100% Green Electricity option is sold for 5.99¢/kWh, or a premium of about 1.7¢/kWh. The bulk of the power for both products is being supplied from a pre-existing landfill gas facility in Virginia.
More Information - Maryland Electricity Supplier Rate and Service Information
PEPCO Energy Services Contacts: Don Lintvet (202) 454-8040; Chuck Rohrbach (202) 454-8000
January 2002 - The state of Maryland selected Pepco Energy Services (PES), a subsidiary of Potomac Electric Power Company of Washington, D.C., to supply green electricity for 6% of its electricity needs. PES will supply a total of 1.6 billion kWh of conventional and green electricity over the two-year contract period, which begins in July 2002.
The power deal covers more than 16 state agencies located in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas, including the Departments of Transportation, Corrections, and Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as Morgan State University, Towson State University, the Anne Arundel County Public School System's nine largest facilities and the Camden Yards Sports Complex. In March 2001, Maryland Governor Parris Glendening issued an executive order calling for at least 6% of the electricity consumed by state-owned facilities to be generated from green energy sources.
In addition to Maryland, PES offers green power to retail customers in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
News Release - Maryland Selects Pepco Energy for Electric Supply
PES Contact: Don Lintvet (202) 454-8040
October 2000 - Noting that market research "has suggested that consumers are interested in obtaining electricity produced by generation that is more environmentally friendly," Pepco Energy Services announced the availability of a "clean" electricity option for customers in Maryland's competitive electricity market. The company is offering PowerChoice Clean Electricity generated exclusively from natural gas that will have emissions "significantly below the regional average."
The incremental cost of the clean power product varies from about 1¢/kWh to 2¢/kWh more than standard offer service depending on a customer's distribution service territory and is being offered at a flat rate with no seasonal or time of use price fluctuations. Pepco Energy Services also plans to offer a "green" power product "that will reduce emissions even further by drawing at least 50 percent from renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal energy."
News Release - Pepco Energy Services' PowerChoice(R) First to Offer Maryland Consumers 'Clean' and 'Green' Electricity - No longer online at pepco.com
More Information - Maryland Office of Attorney General Electricity Supplier Rate and Service Information