ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepco Energy Services, a
subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) and a leader in energy and
energy-related services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract
by the U.S. General Services Administration's Energy Center of Expertise (GSA)
to supply renewable energy credits to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Headquarters located in Washington, D.C.
The 37 month contract calls for Pepco Energy Services to supply over 110
million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy certificates beginning in September
Under GSA's contract, Pepco Energy Services will provide renewable energy
certificates representing landfill gas resources. The source facilities for
these renewable energy resources are located in the mid-Atlantic region.
Electricity produced from renewable resources reduces the amount of carbon
dioxide (CO2), a key greenhouse gas, as well as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and
nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted into the atmosphere.
"Given the special role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in
safeguarding our natural resources, Pepco Energy Services is especially
delighted to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with renewable
energy certificates," said Ed Mayberry, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Pepco Energy Services, "and we hope many more government agencies will
follow in their footsteps."
Other government agencies that have purchased green energy from Pepco
Energy Services include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of
Labor, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy and the
Department of the Interior.
About Pepco Energy Services
Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings,
Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides residential, commercial, institutional, government
and industrial customers with comprehensive energy management solutions,
including the supply of electricity and natural gas, energy efficiency
studies, fuel management services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
systems, lighting, onsite generation, project financing, and energy operations
and maintenance services. In 2003, Pepco Energy Services generated revenues
of more than $1 billion from energy and energy-related services and has
completed energy efficiency projects from North Carolina to Connecticut.
Visit http://www.pepcoenergy.com for more information.
Pepco Energy Services, Inc. is not the same company as Potomac Electric
Power Company, and prices and services of Pepco Energy Services, Inc. are not
set by the Public Service Commission.
Information contained in this news release may include forward-looking
statements which should be considered in light of the risks inherent in the
business of Pepco Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, as discussed in public
documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Pepco Energy Services, Inc.