WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), today announced that it was recently awarded the Capital Solar Challenge contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide power to 18 federal building locations throughout the District of Columbia, including the U.S. General Services Administration Building (headquarters) and the Ronald Reagan Building.
The Capital Solar Challenge initiative was launched in 2014 by the White House to identify opportunities to deploy solar renewable energy at federal agencies, departments, military installations and subsidized complexes across the national capital region.
In a competitive bid process conducted by the GSA with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, WGL Energy Systems, which currently has more than 160 megawatts direct current (DC) of distributed solar power capacity under contract in markets across the U.S., was selected for its proven ability to finance, own, and operate solar renewable power on commercial and federal sites.
According to the terms of the Capital Solar Challenge contract, WGL Energy Systems will own, design, install and operate multiple solar facilities under a power purchase agreement that runs for 10 years with an option to renew for an additional 10 years. The project will be developed, engineered and constructed in partnership with Inman Solar.
The total generating capacity will exceed 2.8 MW DC, and is anticipated to produce over 3,750 MWH of power per year to the various locations. This avoids more than 2,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent to the amount emitted by more than 500 cars or the electric power used by 200 homes in one year.
“WGL Energy Systems is thrilled it had the right answer to the Capital Solar Challenge, giving us the chance to build on our long history of delivering energy solutions to customers in Washington, D.C.,” said Sanjiv Mahan, president, WGL Energy Systems. “We are proud to deliver a diverse set of energy solutions to the GSA, an organization with requirements that span the full energy spectrum.”
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