October 2002 - Community Energy announced that it is partnering with Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES), an affiliate of Washington Gas, to offer wind energy to Capital-area businesses and residents.
The two companies also announced that they are supplying wind power to the U.S. Army, Catholic University, and the National Geographic Society (NGS). The Army purchase is equivalent to the entire power output of one, 1.5-MW wind turbine and will serve a portion of the electricity needs of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort McNair, and Adelphi Labs. Catholic University is also purchasing the equivalent output of one turbine, which will provide about 12% of the university's power needs. The NGS purchase will account for about 5% of the electricity needs of its D.C. headquarters.
The wind power will be supplied from the 65-MW Mountaineer Wind Energy Center under construction in Tucker County, West Virginia. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2002. Exelon Power Team has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement for the output of the project.
News Release - Leading D.C. Area Institutions Announce Wind Energy Purchases; U.S. Army, Catholic University, and National Geographic to Buy Wind Energy
WGES Contact: Ransome Owan (703) 793-7565
Exelon Power Team Contact: Ben Armstrong (610) 765-6914
Community Energy Contacts:
Paul Copleman (215) 416-9656
Brent Beerley (215) 778-3898