Last week, WGL Energy (WGL Energy Services and WGL Energy Systems) participated in three important energy-related forums. Topics of discussion included financing energy security and resiliency, aggregate net metering and job trends in the clean energy sector.
On Thursday, John Dukes (pictured, right) participated in the Federal Energy Management Program’s 2017 Energy Exchange in Tampa, Florida. The forum boosts discussion and brainstorming of solutions for federal agencies’ energy-related needs. He was joined by John Baxter, U.S. Navy; Phil Smith, Honeywell; and Curt Wexel, U.S. Army, to discuss ideas on financing energy security and resiliency solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD), in the context of the Army's 14-day energy independence goal.
On Wednesday and Thursday, members of our team attended the 2017 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. The focus of this year’s conference was on new job growth in Maryland. Our team shared solutions to the unique energy needs of government agencies and businesses in the state.
Jack Ensor discussed the benefits that accrue to organizations that participate in Maryland’s Aggregate Net Metering (ANEM) program. An aggregate net metering system used in connection with a single, centralized solar array has many benefits to government agencies and large businesses, among them: reduced expenses in maintaining a renewable energy site, lower power generation costs (due to volume purchasing), access to energy even in the event of a lapse in the electric grid, use of otherwise non-productive space and the avoidance of energy cost surges.
And, finally, Tim Bagley attended the Leaders in Energy’s annual Green Jobs Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum examines careers and job trends in the clean energy and sustainability sector. Tim also served as a panelist, sharing his insights on green energy career opportunities and advice for job-seekers looking for a career in the energy industry.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at: wglenergy.com/events.