Dominion East Ohio Conducts Natural Gas Auction on World Energy Exchange

    Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved auction results within 24
    hours of transaction

    WORCESTER, MA, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE)
announced today that Dominion East Ohio (DEO) successfully conducted a natural
gas auction for its Standard Service Offer (SSO) on the World Energy Exchange,
with Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Ohio Consumers' Counsel
(OCC) representatives present. The auction was conducted in an effort to
expand retail choice options for Dominion's customers and maximize the pool of
customers receiving commodity service from a competitive natural gas supplier.
PUCO approved Dominion's new SSO rate that will be in place beginning
September 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.

    Auction Highlights

    When: July 22, 2008
    Total Bidders: 14
    Format: Multi-round descending clock auction
    Total Rounds: 12 rounds
    Final Price: $2.33 per thousand cubic fee (Mcf)

    "This is another great example of how the World Energy Exchange creates
value for our wholesale customers," said Phil Adams, President and COO. "Not
only did we provide a competitive marketplace for Dominion, but our online
auction process resulted in a protest-free transaction that will ultimately
benefit Dominion's ratepayers."
    PUCO said in a previously released statement that Dominion plans to
conduct two auctions in February, 2009 to secure natural gas supplies for the
period April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. One auction will establish a new
SSO for Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customers and other
choice-ineligible customers. The other will establish a standard choice offer
(SCO) rate for choice-eligible customers. The full statement can be read at:

    About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

    World Energy operates leading online exchanges for energy and
environmental commodities. Our proven approach provides market intelligence,
promotes liquidity, and creates price transparency for all market
participants, enabling our customers to transact with confidence and to seek
the best possible price. To date, the company has transacted over 45 billion
kwh of electricity, and nearly 1bb kwh of green power and Renewable Energy
Certificates (RECs) and one trillion cubic feet of natural gas. For more
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    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject
to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from
those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our revenue is dependent on
actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed procurements; the demand
for our services is affected by changes in regulated prices or cyclicality or
volatility in competitive market prices for energy; we depend on a small
number of key energy consumers, suppliers and channel partners; there are
factors outside our control that affect transaction volume in the electricity
market; and there are other factors identified in our Annual Report on Form
10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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For further information: Investor Relations: Phil Adams, World Energy
Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8100, or Craig Armitage, The
Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x278,; Media
Relations: Shellie Rapson James, World Energy Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8180,

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