WGES has long been and continues to be recognized for its efforts to promote the development of renewable energy in the Mid-Atlantic region. Clean Air Partners, a Baltimore/Washington regional organization, honored WGES with its 2003 Clean Air Trendsetter Award for its innovative efforts in promoting wind power. In 2007, the County Executive of Montgomery County Maryland recognized WGES for its support of the County's Clean Energy Rewards program. All residential electricity supplies provided by WGES include 5% regional wind power as part of the supply portfolio, above the levels required by local legislation, and WGES has been a leading supplier of wind power to federal, state and local governments as well as to private companies. Recently, WGES partnered with a local solar energy company and electrical construction firm to build one of the largest solar power systems in Maryland. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy presented WGES with the 2011 Green Power Supplier of the Year Award in the non-utility category, recognizing WGES for the outstanding efforts and initiative programs that significantly advance the development of green power sources.
WGES is constantly working to reduce the impact of its office operations on the environment, including using recycled content copy paper, reducing lighting energy use, and using environmentally friendly cleaning products and other office supplies. We also help our employees share their ideas on saving energy and learn about new energy saving opportunities though our internal on-line forum, our "green wall" and distributing sample green products at company events.