Willdan Expands to Maryland with $7.8 Million Small Business Solutions - Direct Install Program

12/20/17

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year, $7.8 million Small Business Solutions – Direct Install Program from Potomac Edison. The three-year contract is expected to deliver 24,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electric savings.

“Maryland’s EmPOWER legislation establishes an energy savings framework for all energy providers and consumers in the state, including savings goals, the required planning process, and stakeholder incentives,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan CEO. “We will bring our experience running very similar programs throughout California, New York, and Washington to the Maryland market. We appreciate the opportunity to work with FirstEnergy and Potomac Edison on this program.”

This is Willdan’s first program with Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy utility company. Through this direct install program, Willdan will offer energy audits and turnkey services to small business customers (up to 60 kW demand), installing energy-saving measures for lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, and other mechanical systems. Financial incentives will be available for the implementation of additional efficiency measures.

About Potomac Edison

Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and serves about 257,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 137,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Follow Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison.

About Willdan

Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United States. The Company's service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated technical solutions to extend the reach and resources of its clients, and provides all services through its subsidiaries specialized in each segment. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.

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