“At WGES, we strive to provide our customers with sustainable energy options that are better for the environment,” said Harry Warren, President, Washington Gas Energy Services. “WGES PA WindPower supports the Pennsylvania economy and improves local air quality.”
As part of the product launch, WGES joins ChoosePAWind, a coalition of wind power developers, wind industry manufacturers, green electricity suppliers and environmental supporters. ChoosePAWind is the state’s go-to resource for consumers and businesses to learn about the positive economic impact of Pennsylvania’s wind power industry and how they can contribute to improved air quality by switching to clean, Pennsylvania-harnessed wind energy.
“WGES is a regional energy leader with a track record of innovative and earth-friendly products,” said Jim Spencer, President and CEO of EverPower Wind Holdings and founder of ChoosePAWind. “Their commitment to Pennsylvania-sourced wind energy supports the efforts of ChoosePAWind to provide a strictly Pennsylvania green product.”
WGES PA WindPower is the latest addition to the WGES portfolio, reconfirming the company’s commitment to providing green energy options for their customers. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy named WGES the Green Power Supplier of the Year in the non-utility category.
The power for WGES’ wind product will initially come from Lookout Wind Farm in Somerset County. Annually, the farm is capable of producing 37.8 megawatts of electricity or enough power for 37,000 homes.
“Pennsylvania has become one of the largest producers of wind power in the nation,” said Spencer. “There are now up to 4,000 jobs in the Commonwealth supported by wind. This is not just about clean energy, it is about the future of our economy.”