Constellation Energy wins federal contract to provide energy to 146 facilities

The contract calls for Constellation Energy to provide 5 percent renewable energy in the first year and 7.5 percent in the remaining years through renewable energy certificates

Baltimore, May 27, 2011 — Constellation Energy won a new federal contract to continue to provide electricity and renewable energy supply to more than 146 federal and institutional accounts in Washington, D.C.

Under terms of the three-year contract with the General Services Administration, Constellation Energy will supply 1.72 million MWh of electricity per year to federal sites that include the U.S. Capitol, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, GSA and the Federal Reserve, as well as the Departments of Justice, Labor, Interior, Transportation and Treasury.

The contract, which renews the current two-year agreement, calls for Constellation Energy to provide 5 percent renewable energy in the first year and 7.5 percent in the remaining years through renewable energy certificates.

Constellation Energy will supply more than 115,000 RECs annually; RECs represent the environmental benefits of electricity generated by wind, solar or other renewable power facilities.

The GSA contract comes two months after Constellation Energy signed an Energy Savings Agreement with the U.S. Department of State that will contribute to President Obama's executive order to reduce federal-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

The State Department and part of the White House campus expect to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with domestic electricity consumption by about 30 percent to 35 percent by December 2012 and during the term of the ESA.

Constellation Energy is also a federally approved provider of demand response services for both military and civilian government agencies, enabling federal sites to earn money by shedding load during times of peak energy demand.

Constellation Energy is also one of the National Super Energy Savings Performance Contract suppliers chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the efficiency of federal buildings through energy retrofit projects, energy saving performance contracts and deployment of renewable energy systems.

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