HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ENGIE Resources – the third-largest non-residential electricity provider in the United States – announced today that it has entered into a multi-year electricity supply contract to power Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. As part of the agreement, both ENGIE Resources and its small commercial and residential brand, Think Energy, will share in the designation as the team's official electricity supplier.
Cubs executives involved in negotiating the contract said there were several key factors, including the company's ability to meet a number of specific product and price requirements, which contributed to the selection of ENGIE Resources.
"As we searched for competitive energy prices for Wrigley Field and our other facilities, ENGIE Resources emerged as the clear choice for becoming the team's official power provider," said Alex Sugarman, Cubs Senior Vice President of Strategy and Ballpark Operations. "Doing business with an industry leader like ENGIE Resources ensures we can capitalize on the most economic market opportunities for electricity. It also helps communicate to our fans that they have a choice when it comes to energy providers in Chicago."
JD Burrows, Vice President of Marketing for ENGIE Resources, said the company is honored to serve the team and its iconic ballpark.
"As the official power provider for several other Major League Baseball teams, we understand the unique operational requirements of Wrigley Field and want to be sure they get the power they need, backed by the customer service and competitive rates they deserve," added Burrows. "We take great pride in our ability to deliver on those fronts with customized solutions tailored to specific operational priorities and objectives, and this agreement is a direct reflection of that commitment."
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field in 2016 began its 102nd season in Major League Baseball and its 100th year as the home of the Cubs. The ballpark has been the site of a number of historic moments in baseball. This includes Babe Ruth's "called shot," when Ruth purportedly pointed to the bleachers during the third game of the 1932 World Series and then hit Charlie Root's next pitch in that exact location for a home run.
About ENGIE Resources
ENGIE Resources, which recently rebranded in 2016, is the third-largest non-residential retail electricity supplier in the United States and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 14 states: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 85,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 13,000 MW. For more about ENGIE Resources, visit www.engieresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow ENGIE Resources on Twitter and Facebook.
The company offers electricity service to residential and small business customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, D.C., under the brand Think Energy®. Think Energy® works every day to be "The Unsurprise Energy Company," providing customers transparent, competitive, fixed prices, easy-to-use online tools, and excellent customer service. For more information, visit www.thinkenergy.com, or call 1-888-923-3633, or email [email protected].
ENGIE Resources & Think Energy® are part of ENGIE North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S. and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, retail energy sales, as well as services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize their energy use and expense. For more information on ENGIE North America, visit www.engie-na.com or Twitter.
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