WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company, was recently awarded the Capital Solar Challenge contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide solar power to 18 federal building locations throughout Washington, D.C., including at the GSA’s headquarters and the Ronald Reagan Building.
The White House launched the Capital Solar Challenge initiative in 2014 to identify opportunities to deploy solar energy at federal agencies, departments, military installations and subsidized complexes across the national capital region. WGL Energy Systems won this GSA contract in a competitive bid process conducted by the agency with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
According to the terms of the deal, WGL Energy Systems will own, design, install and operate multiple solar facilities totaling over 2.8 MW under a power purchase agreement that runs for 10 years, and there is an option to renew for an additional 10 years. The projects will be developed, engineered and constructed in partnership with Inman Solar.
“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.,” says Sanjiv Mahan, president of 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.”