Saturday, August 16, 2014

advisory: anticipate Washington Gas Energy Services door-to-door sales in DC

From: "Porrazzo, Lynn A" <>
Date: August 14, 2014 at 4:06:16 PM EDT
To: "Smith-Steiner, Debbie (ANC 5E01)" <>, "Davis, Christy (ANC 5E02)" <>, "Underwood, Alex (ANC 5E03)" <>, "Pinkney, Sylvia (ANC 5E04)" <>, "Robinson-Paul, Joyce (ANC 5E05)" <>, "Quinn, Teri Janine (ANC 5E06)" <>, "Foster, Wanda B. (ANC 5E07)" <>, "Pearl, Austin L.  (ANC 5E08)" <>, "Barnes, Dianne (ANC 5E09)" <>, "Blanks, Angela (ANC 5E10)" <>
Cc: "McIntyre, Bernice" <>
Subject: Washington Gas Energy Services door-to-door sales in DC

Dear Commissioners of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E,
My name is Lynn Porrazzo, and I am the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Analyst for Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.  (“WGES”).  WGES is one of the largest suppliers of energy in the Mid-Atlantic region and currently serves nearly 350,000 customers. WGES is a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., and an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Co., a company that has served the Washington metropolitan area for over 150 years. You can find out more about WGES by visiting our website at  
As a courtesy to your position as ANC Commissioner, I am writing to advise you that, this week, WGES sales agents will begin selling door-to-door Ward 5, and they will be knocking on consumers’ doors for the next several months.  They have been selling in the District since November 2013, but only in Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4.  Our sales activity in Ward 5 will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and sunset weekdays and weekends.
WGES is proud to bring competitive supply of natural gas and electricity to District of Columbia consumers.  Our door-to-door sales efforts enable us to provide personalized service to interested consumers, answer their questions, and enroll them for service.  Our representatives are always clearly identified with WGES identification badges, as well as shirts, jackets, and hats that clearly display WGES’ corporate logo (see above). In addition, the agents wear a button that clearly states that they are not with the regulated utility. Agents also provide consumers with a telephone number that the consumer may call to verify the agent’s credentials and certification.
Please feel free to contact me at 703.793.7534 if you have any questions. You can also contact our Mass Market Sales Manager, Richard Allison, at 703.793.7541 if you have any questions about the implementation of this campaign. Additionally, we would be happy to attend one of your regularly scheduled Commissions meetings to provide an overview of our campaign and answer questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like us to attend one of these meetings.
Lynn Porrazzo
Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Analyst
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.
13865 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-7534

1 comment:

Joe said...

They came by Flagler Pl today. The salesperson didn't have business cards or official literature just her pushy pitch. It was horrible. Please don't come back hawking your shady business