For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (April 14, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has presented BGE 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 utilities ComEd in Chicago, Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del., and Pepco in Washington D.C., will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017, for their continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
"We truly appreciate the EPA and DOE for acknowledging BGE's continuous efforts to provide our customers with tools that enable them to reduce energy use," said Chris Walls, manager of energy efficiency programs for BGE. "This award highlights the wise energy choices our customers are making and their commitment to partner with BGE to protect the environment and make their homes and businesses more energy efficient."
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 13 ENERGY STAR awards in total and now receives its seventh Partner of the Year Award.
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. BGE customers will save more than $3.9 billion through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, and have reduced their electricity use by 3.2 billion kilowatt hours since 2008. For more information on BGE's energy efficiency programs visit www.BGESmartEnergy.com.
For a complete list of 2017 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, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. 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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