US-based power services company Dynegy today announced that it entered into a three-year partnership with Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). Accordingly, the Company will provide 100% renewable electricity to McCormick Place, the premier convention facility in North America.
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Dynegy partners with MPEA
“Dynegy understands that MPEA has the distinction of operating North America’s largest convention center. Therefore, it has to balance sustainability efforts with cost-effectiveness to ensure truly great experiences for McCormick Place guests. Thus, we are pleased to deliver a solution that provides both,” said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for Dynegy.
Moreover, “our Company is proud to power a true Chicago landmark and global destination. Furthermore, because it welcomes millions of visitors every year.”
In fact, the contract with Dynegy guarantees that the purchase of renewable energy credits offsets 100% of the electricity used by McCormick Place.
Additionally, the Company signed the deal as McCormick Place actively works to create a more sustainable campus. Hence, it includes a lighting retrofit project of indoor spaces and parking lots to energy-efficient LEDs.
Powering McCormick Place and other significant centers
Besides, this switch saves energy, reduces maintenance costs, and improves overall lighting. Therefore, McCormick Place will further advance these energy efficiency efforts through the utilization of Dynegy GreenBack dollars. In fact, these are included in the new contract and offset the cost of energy efficiency improvements.
In addition to powering McCormick Place, Dynegy is also the Official and Exclusive Energy Provider for Willis Tower, the Chicago Cubs, and Wrigley Field.
For over 30 years, Dynegy has provided solutions to customers throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest to power their homes and businesses.
Currently, the Company delivers simple, price-protected electricity plans for residential, municipal aggregation, commercial and industrial customers alike.
Thus, the firm is committed to the communities it serves and gives back through local partnerships.
Finally, the Company is heavily committed to creating tailored solutions. These solutions meet the unique operational needs of buildings that draw visitors on this scale.