D.C.’s Union Station now powered with wind energy

Union Station in Washington, D.C. signed a three-year contract for 100 percent WGES CleanSteps WindPower from Herndon-based Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES).

Union Station previously used 50 percent WGES CleanSteps WindPower for its electricity needs.

Union Station will transition to 100 percent wind power for its electricity load of 18,943,964 kWh annually. This is equivalent to avoiding the consumption of more than 1,400,000 gallons of gasoline or taking more than 2,700 cars off the road for one year.

Union Station is hosting Earth Month 2013, a month-long event throughout April featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Presented by Earth Day Network and the Premier Tourist and Landmark Association, this event will reach the more than 100,000 visitors who travel through Union Station’s doors each day. As an event sponsor, Washington Gas Energy Services will educate attendees about how they can reduce the environmental impact of their energy use through carbon offsets and wind power.

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