Volume 15, Issue 84 | October 1, 2018

How to Become More Energy Efficient

Efficiency First from WGL Energy makes energy efficiency improvements easy.


Did you know that buildings account for 40% of the world's energy consumption?

It’s easier than ever for businesses like yours to make energy efficiency improvements in their buildings, allowing you to save money and reach your sustainability goals at the same time. Efficiency First from WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) offers you the benefits of long-term savings, improved operations and the convenience of working with one partner.

To get started, WGL Energy brings a team of energy experts to your site, where we’ll complete an energy audit and develop a customized plan for achieving your energy management and sustainability goals. We’ll identify opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades – like LED lights, HVAC controls, reflective window coverings and more – and create a payment plan that works for your budget.

There is no upfront capital requirement. In fact, the energy savings you achieve will offset your equipment and installation costs, freeing up capital for investment elsewhere in your business. Efficiency First projects come with a multi-year fixed price for electricity, so you are protected from changing market conditions and unpredictable electricity supply prices. What’s more, we’ll manage all of the project complexities, so you can focus on managing and growing your business.

For more information about Efficiency First from WGL Energy, contact your WGL Energy Business Development Manager or visit our website.

Editor's Note

Above Normal Temperatures Ahead

Weekly review for September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018


On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday, September 21, 2018 was 2,768 BCF. This is an increase of 46 BCF from the previous week. Inventories are currently 690 BCF lower than last year during the same period and 621 BCF below the 5-year average of 3,389 BCF.  

Temperatures are expected to remain slightly above normal throughout the next 14-day forecast period. With generation outage/maintenance season in full swing, any significant weather anomaly at this point has the potential to move markets higher.   

Forward markets were mostly flat this week, as the PJM West Hub 12 Month curve dropped 0.1% and the NYMEX natural gas 12-month curve increased 0.6%.      

This past week's market information is provided as a courtesy to our customers and is not indicative of, nor should be relied upon, as representative of future transactions.

Upcoming Events

Find Us at These Upcoming Events


Mid-Atlantic Expo (Restaurant Association of Maryland)
Baltimore, MD
October 2, 2018

AASHE Conference & Expo
October 2-5, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Maryland Clean Energy Summit
October 8-10, 2018
Baltimore, MD

Renewable Energy Markets Conference
October 9-11, 2018
Houston, TX

New West Summit
October 11-13, 2018
Oakland, CA

EEI - Fall National Key Accounts Workshop
October 21-24, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Clean Energy Leadership Institute's emPOWER Conference
October 24-25, 2018
Washington, DC

Microgrid 2.0
October 29-31, 2018
Baltimore, MD

Solar Focus 2018
October 29-31, 2018
Washington, DC


For more information about upcoming events, visit our events page.


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*Cooling degree days are calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline.  If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day.  If the average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.