For Immediate Release
Several Exelon Utility employees recognized by Electric Power Research Institute
BALTIMORE (February 15, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE) Heather Anderson and Amanda Janaskie recently were honored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) with the Technology Transfer Award for an energy efficiency and smart thermostat program. The Technology Transfer Award is given annually to utility employees who have explored and implemented innovative technologies on behalf of their company and the industry.
Anderson and Janaskie received the award for evaluating smart thermostats for integration with BGE’s demand response programs that help reduce energy usage on peak demand days. As a result, BGE now has the ability to interact with customers more intelligently and provide real-time information during high usage days. This technology also demonstrates BGE’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.
“Heating and cooling your home accounts for a large portion of monthly energy costs and smart thermostats offer customers more control over their energy usage,” said Rob Biagiotti, BGE’s vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer. “This award demonstrates our continued commitment to explore and invest in innovative technologies that benefit our customers.”
The award was presented during EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization awards dinner in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Feb. 14.
“The 2016 Technology Transfer Award winners have taken EPRI R&D to new levels in order to shape a sustainable energy system,” said Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of R&D at EPRI. “Working in a collaborative environment, their advancements benefit their utility and the entire industry because we all have a stake in power system transformation.”
Anderson and Janaskie were recognized along with employees from BGE’s Exelon sister utilities ComEd, in Chicago, PECO in Philadelphia and Pepco in Washington D.C.
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.