World Energy Launches Houston Presence, Adds Energy Experts

    WORCESTER, MA, April 19 /CNW/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE)
today announced the opening of a regional office in Houston and the
appointment of three energy professionals who will work from the new office.
While the energy brokerage company and developer of the World Energy Exchange
online auction platform will continue to be headquartered in Worcester, the
Houston location will better enable World Energy to serve the Texas market.
    "The Texas market represents the single largest competitive market in the
U.S., and Houston is considered by many to be the energy capital of the
world," said David Bat, World Energy's senior vice president of sales. "As we
continue to expand our capabilities and strengthen our relationships with
energy suppliers and strategic partners, we believe it makes good business
sense to have a strong Houston presence."
    That presence will be anchored by three new additions to the World Energy
team: David Morrison, vice president of sales; Dan Tipton, vice president of
sales; and Catherine Flores, account manager. The three new team members will
work under the leadership of David Bat, who joined the company in January.
    Morrison comes to World Energy following an 18-year career with the
Entergy Corporation, where he was director of retail sales and the company's
retail energy expert. He was instrumental in creating Entergy Solutions Ltd.,
the company's unregulated subsidiary in the deregulated retail energy market.
    Tipton brings over 25 years of natural gas and power energy industry
experience to World Energy, most recently as vice president of global sales
and marketing for Petrotech, Inc. Previously he was director of sales for
Alliant Energy Integrated Services, the non-regulated energy
services/solutions unit of Alliant Energy, and managing director for sales and
marketing at Constellation NewEnergy.
    Tipton's career also includes stints at Sempra Energy Solutions, Reliant
Energy, Duke Energy Power Services, PG&E Generating Company and Tennessee Gas
Pipeline Company.
    Flores most recently worked as an energy consultant, and her energy
background also includes positions with Entergy Solutions, Ltd. and Reliant
    "With the additions of David, Dan and Cathy, we continue assembling a
team of energy experts that we believe is second to none," said Phil Adams,
World Energy's chief operating officer. "Each of our new team members brings a
wealth of experience and contacts, and we believe they will help us grow our
share of the rapidly emerging market for the online exchange of energy and
energy-related products."

    About World Energy
    World Energy is an energy brokerage company that has developed an online
auction platform, the World Energy Exchange, through which energy consumers in
the United States are able to purchase electricity and other energy resources
from competing energy suppliers. To date the company has brokered over 27
billion kilowatt hours of electricity and 63 million decatherms of natural

    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: that our revenue is dependent
on actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed procurements; the
demand for our services is effected by changes in regulated prices or
cyclicality or volatility in competitive market prices for energy; our
dependence on a small number of key energy consumers, suppliers and channel
partners; factors outside our control that affect transaction volume in the
electricity market; and other factors identified in our Registration Statement
on Form S-1 and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange

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For further information: Media Relations: Ginger Juhl, Juhl
Communications, (720) 200-4082, or Investor
Relations: Jim Parslow, World Energy Solutions Inc., (508) 459-8100,

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