For Immediate Release
BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program® has saved customers more than 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh),
Equating to $250 million in rebates and incentives, and nearly $2 billion in lifecycle savings for residential and business customers since the program’s inception
BALTIMORE (April 23, 2014) —Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced today that, since the inception of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, several significant milestones have been reached. In total, BGE awarded nearly $250 million in rebates and incentives to customers for implementing energy efficiency measures. This has saved BGE customers a total of 1.6 billion kWh since 2008—enough energy to power more than 138,000 homes for one year. The program, which supports the EmPOWER Maryland goal of reducing the state’s per capita energy consumption 15 percent by 2015, consists of a suite of offerings intended to help residential and commercial customers become more energy efficient.
“Our customers have received direct benefits as a result of our BGE Smart Energy Savers Program through rebates, bill credits and other incentives intended to help reduce and control energy use,” said Ruth Kiselewich, BGE director of demand side management programs. “These efforts have had a positive effect on the environment, as we work to reduce energy consumption and keep energy in Maryland clean, green and reliable.”
The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program has achieved the following milestones since its inception in 2008:
In addition to achieving these milestones, BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program has earned recognition from energy industry leaders and organizations, both in the Baltimore area and nationally. Below is a list of some of BGE’s most recent awards:
BGE is proud to work with its customers to continue to reach energy efficient milestones in their local communities. BGE customers can go to BGESmartEnergy.com to learn how they can take part in these programs.
About the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program
The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to better manage energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lowering energy bills from where they otherwise would be. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy and improve reliability. The programs also help to reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to lessen the need for more power plants. BGE offers energy-saving solutions for renters, homeowners, large and small business customers, nonprofit organizations and institutional customers. More information is available at BGESmartEnergy.com.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 655,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.