For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Dec. 14, 2018) – BGE employees are on pace to log more than 26,000 hours of volunteer service with nonprofit organizations throughout the company's service area. With a full slate of outreach events scheduled throughout the rest of December, BGE's year-round 'Energy for the Community' program peaks during the holiday season.
"For BGE, giving back during the holidays really emphasizes the spirit of the season and underscores our responsibility to support and strengthen the communities we serve," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "The company has a strong culture of service that resonates with our customers and the communities we serve throughout the entire year."
By participating in close to 300 volunteer projects this year, employees donated their time and energy to local charities in a variety of ways, from assisting with food preparation, to tutoring students at low income schools. In addition to volunteering, employees (and retirees) have contributed more than $1.3 million dollars through BGE's annual Employee Giving Campaign, with individual pledges, work-site fundraisers, and contributions matched by BGE's parent company, Exelon Corporation, directed to local United Way campaigns.
On Dec. 2, BGE senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs Alex Núñez, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, and kids of all ages gathered to ring in the holidays at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival. BGE is a third-year sponsor of the event, and along with volunteering also provided LED lights for the West Street Holiday Lights Canopy.
This year's BGE employee-supported holiday projects also include:
BGE's 'Energy for the Community' engages employees from all parts of the company and recognizes the importance of their efforts in building relationships with our customers and communities to make a positive and lasting impact. Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to log on to BGE Employee Volunteering for more information.
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 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. 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.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.