Constellation Energy, State Department Sign ESA

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Constellation Energy has signed an energy savings agreement (ESA) to provide an estimated 120,000 MWh of energy annually to the U.S. Department of State and other federal government facilities.

The ESA is expected to spur job growth and wind and solar development in Pennsylvania and New Jersey under a 20-year contract with the federal government. The State Department and other federal government facilities covered by the contract, including part of the White House campus, expect to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions associated with domestic electricity consumption by approximately 30% to 35% by December 2012 and during the term of the ESA, according to Constellation Energy.

Constellation Energy has committed to purchase power produced by a wind facility that will be developed in Pennsylvania under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Constellation Energy also plans to construct a $50 million solar project on a 40-acre site in New Jersey by mid-2012. The solar panels for the project will be constructed by UNICOR, the federal prison industries service established in 1934 to provide job skills training to inmates and produce market-priced goods for the federal government.

Pursuant to the ESA, Constellation Energy will also supply to the State Department Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates sourced from renewable energy facilities located within the U.S.

SOURCE: Constellation Energy

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