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BALTIMORE (Dec. 3, 2019) – Today, BGE is celebrating 58 recipients of the third annual Bright Ideas Teachers' Grants. These grants support K-12 teachers working to expand innovative ideas for academic enhancement and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Some of this year's winning schools include: Mary Moss @ J. Albert Adams Academy in Annapolis which will be creating a video production studio, Immaculate Conception School in Towson which is using the funds to implement a drones in the classroom project, and Loch Raven Technical Academy in Baltimore which is building a solar panel water wheel.
"Every year we announce these grants on Giving Tuesday to reinforce BGE's commitment to the community," said Rodney Oddoye, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. "Every year we continue to add more schools to the list of grant recipients, and we are excited to support the extraordinary teachers in our service area who work tirelessly to bring innovative learning opportunities to young people. These grants can make the difference in classrooms since many unique ideas often need a bit of extra funding."
K-12 in-classroom teachers at schools located within BGE's service area are eligible to apply for a BGE Bright Ideas Teachers' Grant. The grants of up to $500 support in-classroom projects that support science, innovation, energy efficiency, or the environment. In total, BGE has donated more than $72,000 to teachers in its service area.
During the past five years, BGE has provided approximately $25 million in philanthropic support to communities throughout its service area, with more than $1 million invested annually in electric and natural gas safety awareness, scholarships, workforce training and youth development.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018 and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.