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Independent Energy Solutions Receives WBE Certification From CPUC

Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES), a leading solar energy development and construction firm, announced it has been formally certified by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

The certification (VON 10090051), issued by the CPUC’s Supplier Clearinghouse, is designed to help regulated public utilities meet California market procurement goals for women (5%), minorities (15%) and service-disabled veterans (1.5%). IES will now be in the CPUC’s central database of suppliers and will be part of an early notification system for new projects.

Linda Strand, IES president and founder, said, “While IES has been self-certified as a woman-owned small business enterprise for some time, formal recognition by the CPUC will create new opportunities for us through faster contracting and greater visibility to potential customers. Now, IES can help utilities reach both their renewable energy portfolio standards and their procurement goals.”

Founded in 1998, Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES) is a leading provider of solar electric (photovoltaic) systems. IES provides design, build, procurement, project management, training and maintenance services to a broad spectrum of customers including commercial, military, public agencies, nonprofit and education. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.indenergysolutions.com or call (760) 752-9706.