Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2013
CONTACT:Sandee Peebles, peebles@wapa.gov, 916-353-4454

FEDERAL AGENCIES OFFERED EASY TOOL TO GO “GREENER”

Lakewood, Colo. – Federal agencies interested in meeting their renewable energy goals and mandates, improving the environment and supporting national energy security are invited to join the 2013 renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

Participating in this solicitation is easy: download and complete the Statement of Intent for Federal Agencies to Purchase Renewable Resources available on the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies website http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/renewables/pmtags/Documents/RR_SOIfeds13.doc . Fax or e-mail the completed form to Sandee Peebles at 916-985-1931 or peebles@wapa.gov no later than April 19, 2013. Western will competitively procure the desired RECs with FEMP covering the administrative cost of the solicitation, a savings that will accrue to the participants. To learn more about this service offered by Western and FEMP, visit the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies website at http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/Western/renewables/pmtags/Pages/pmtagspurchase.aspx

Join us at 11 a.m. MST on March 14, 2013, for a 45-minute webinar covering the key requirements and steps associated with this REC purchase. To register for this event, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/436724072 and register online.

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Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of clean, renewable power from hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states.  It is part of the Department of Energy.

PO Box 281213 Lakewood , CO 80228-2802 * Phone: 720-962-7050 * Toll Free: 1-800-982-4523
Fax: 720-962-7059 * E-mail: PublicAffairs@wapa.gov * Web site: http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/Pages/default.aspx

Serving the West with Federal hydropower

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