Gallery: Washington DC Government Agencies to be 100% Powered by Wind E...


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Washington D.C. has just announced a huge step forward in its quest to become America’s “greenest” city. The District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS) has signed a one-year contract that requires all government agencies to use 100 percent wind power for their electricity needs. The new contract with Herndon-based Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) improves upon the District’s prior commitment of using 50 percent wind-generated electricity.

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  1. ronwagn March 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Is this really possible with the intermittency of wind power? Why isn’t solar power included? Shouldn’t natural gas play a role as backup power?

    My understanding is that D.C. is currently running on dirty old coal with internal boilers. Will they be eliminated? Maybe those are just for heat.

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