For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (October 18, 2017) –
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has announced 63 nonprofit recipients of its annual environmental stewardship Green Grants. The grants support environmental initiatives across BGE's central Maryland service area and bring the company's five-year total of Green Grants support to more than $1.6 million.
Select grant recipients were highlighted in a video presented during the awards announcement. Their stories are available
"The organizations supported by BGE Green Grants are making significant and meaningful environmental improvements in the communities where our customers live and work," said Alex Núñez, senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "We're grateful to our nonprofit partners for the real difference they are making to the environmental health of central Maryland and we're proud to support their efforts."
The BGE Green Grants program provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects in conservation, education, energy efficiency and pollution prevention. The application process is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE's central Maryland service area that are committed to making a positive environmental impact.
BGE's pursuit of increasing environmental sustainability aligns with the goals of its parent company, Exelon Corporation, which has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 11 consecutive years. Together, Exelon and its Maryland subsidiaries committed as part of a 2012 merger to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in the state over ten years. The annual BGE Green Grants program is a significant part of that commitment.
Applications for BGE's Green Grants are reviewed by an external committee of community stakeholders. For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit bge.com.
2017 Green Grants Recipients:
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. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. 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 Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.