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The Pennsylvania Convention Center has announced that NRG Business Solutions, a part of NRG Energy Inc., will be powering its facilities with a portion of renewable energy for the first time beginning next year. The renewable energy certificates will be generated by sources such as wind, and the convention center says it entered the two-year deal as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority selected NRG Business Solutions as its electricity provider following a competitive procurement process. The convention center's electricity usage, which is estimated at 26,525 million kWh annually, will include 25% renewable energy as part of the recent agreement beginning January 2014.

“The convention center is a Philadelphia icon, and we’re proud to partner with them on their electricity choice,” comments Scott Hart, president of NRG Business Solutions. “The convention center was originally looking at adding a 15 percent renewable energy component to its supply, but we were able to work with them to achieve a 25 percent commitment while still meeting budget demands.”



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