For Immediate Release
Jarrett Carter Sr.
BALTIMORE - (Dec. 27, 2017) For the third consecutive year, BGE's employees are on pace to log more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service with nonprofit organizations throughout the company's service area. With a full slate of outreach events scheduled throughout December, BGE's year-round 'Energy for the Community' program annually peaks during the holiday season.
"BGE has a strong culture of service that resonates in the communities we serve throughout the year," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "Giving back during the holidays really emphasizes the spirit of the season and our responsibility to support and strengthen the communities we serve."
By participating in more than 260 volunteer projects this year, employees donated their time and energy to local charities in a variety of ways from assisting with food preparation to building a playground. In addition to volunteering, employees (and retirees) have contributed more than $1.125 million dollars through BGE's annual Employee Giving Campaign, with individual pledges, work-site fundraisers, and contributions matched by BGE's parent company, the Exelon Corporation directed to local United Way campaigns.
BGE employee-supported projects in December include:
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 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.