Monday, April 8, 2013
A third of the power used by the government in neighboring DC could come from wind sources.
The Washington, DC, government is seeking to purchase one-third of its electricity from a wind farm, according to a recent Washington Business Journal article. Sam Brooks, associate director of the District’s Department of General Services (DGS) told the Journal that the DC Government buys nearly all of its annual 400 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) from Washington Gas Energy Services, and budgeted $52 million for electricity this fiscal year. DGS contracted DC-based Customer First Renewables, LLC to help facilitate the process for requesting proposals for energy through wind or solar energy. According to Brooks, “It’s cheaper to buy wind than it is to buy traditional electricity now, if you do it on a utility scale.” Brooks also shared that…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour could down trees and power lines, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory is in effect for much of the Washington metropolitan region – including Prince George's County -- through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, according to NWS, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. Wind gusts that strong may make driving difficult, and gusts could down trees and power lines, according to the advisory. Winds will be picking up mid-morning and will remain strong through late afternoon.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The top Prince George's County news from the Patchwork on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Thanks for coming back to our daily PatchCast. Here's what happened in the towns around you since Tuesday, as seen and heard by our team of Patch reporters. Laurel Woman Accused of Choking, Punching Students Wind Blows Over Neighborhood Tree, No One Injured MetroAccess Fares Increase Need to Charge Up? Places to Plug in Around College Park