For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (September 25, 2018) – BGE has announced the 69 nonprofit recipients of its annual Green Grants for environmental stewardship. The grants support environmental initiatives across BGE's central Maryland service area and bring the company's six-year total of Green Grants support to nearly $2 million.
"BGE takes great pride in supporting organizations that make meaningful differences in preserving our environment," said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "These nonprofit groups are stellar examples of advocacy in action and are key partners in our efforts to power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities."
BGE's commitment to 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 12 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.
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.
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.
2018 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 power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.