For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (April 23, 2018) – BGE has been recognized for an eighth time by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with its ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes the success of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, the company's suite of energy efficiency programs that aims to help customers reduce energy usage. BGE, along with Exelon sister energy companies ComEd in Chicago, Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del., PECO in Philadelphia and Pepco in Washington D.C., were recognized for their long-term commitment to energy efficiency at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. last week.
"We are honored to be recognized once again by the EPA and DOE for acknowledging BGE's programs that provide customers with the ability to manage their energy use more efficiently," said Laurie Duhan, manager of energy efficiency portfolio for BGE. "This award highlights the prudent energy choices our customers are making and we are pleased to accept this award on their behalf."
The Sustained Excellence classification recognizes organizations that have received the Partner of the Year award more than three times and continue to surpass previous energy efficiency achievements. Since the inception of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program in 2009, the company's highly successful suite of energy efficiency programs has received 14 ENERGY STAR awards in total and now receives its eighth Partner of the Year Award.
"The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions," said Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for Air and Radiation.
BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program is one of the many ways BGE is moving smart energy forward and features a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficiency programs, intended to help customers reduce energy usage and demand in support of EmPOWER Maryland. EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Go to BGESmartEnergy.com to learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.
BGE customers will save more than $4.2 billion through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, and have reduced their electricity use by 3.3 billion kilowatt hours since 2008. For more information on BGE's energy efficiency programs visit www.BGESmartEnergy.com.
For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
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.
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