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Phillips Academy Secures New Electricity Contract Through World Energy Solutions

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management firm, today announced it has helped Phillips Academy, a world-renowned college preparatory secondary school, successfully procure over 26 million kWh of electricity to power its campus.

Through a series of competitive online auctions run on July 25, 2014 over the cloud-based World Energy Exchange®, Phillips Academy tested 12 different terms and products for 80 accounts, including 70 residential buildings. Working with World Energy, Phillips Academy received more than 90 bids from seven electricity suppliers over the course of two hours, ultimately securing a competitive fixed rate. Delivery under the new 24-month contract begins in December 2014.

Since entering its prior electricity contract, Phillips Academy had seen energy prices rise significantly, making it important for the institution to use the best process possible to procure its power, school officials said. By leveraging World Energy's auction-based approach, Phillips Academy maximized supplier participation in its procurement event and gained valuable visibility into market pricing across products and terms that enabled it to select a contract that delivered the most value to its campus.

"As an alumnus of Phillips Academy, I am delighted by my alma mater's choice to source electricity through our online platform that promotes competition and price discovery," said Phil Adams, CEO of World Energy Solutions. "Today, more than 100 secondary schools, colleges and universities enjoy the advantages of World Energy's approach to energy procurement, something we call 'Procurement 2.0,' which helps institutions gain control of the energy buying process and extract the best available price from the competitive market."

About Phillips Academy

One of the nation's first independent secondary schools, Phillips Academy – widely known as Andover – stands ready to meet and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. With 220 faculty members, 300 course offerings, and more than 100 clubs, sports and other programming, Andover offers a broad and deep residential college-preparatory experience. Offering admission on a need-blind basis, Andover seeks to help young people grow intellectually, artistically, athletically and morally. Youth from every quarter from nearly every state and 40 countries study with teachers and scholars who are also coaches, house counselors, advisors, mentors and inspirations. For more information, please see: www.andover.edu.

About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES) is an energy technology and services firm transforming energy procurement and energy efficiency for commercial, industrial, institutional, government and utility customers. The Company's award-winning, cloud-based auction platform, the World Energy Exchange®, its team of energy experts, and a network of more than 500 suppliers and 300 channel partners form an ecosystem that enables customers to minimize their total cost of energy. To date, World Energy has transacted over $45 billion in energy, demand response and environmental commodities, creating more than $3 billion in value for its customers. World Energy is also a leader in the global carbon market, where its World Energy Exchange® supports the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first mandatory market-based regulatory program in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please visit www.worldenergy.com.

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CONTACT: For additional information, contact: Dan Mees World Energy Solutions (508) 459-8156 dmees@worldenergy.com www.twitter.com/wattsworking

Source:World Energy Solutions, Inc.