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For Immediate Release


Aaron Koos

BGE Honored for February 2014 Ice Storm Restoration Response


Each Exelon utility – BGE, ComEd and PECO – recognized for emergency response efforts by EEI

BALTIMORE (March 19, 2015) - The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has awarded Baltimore Gas and

Electric Company (BGE) its Emergency Recovery Award for outstanding efforts in restoring electric

service to more than 182,000 customers impacted by Ice Storm Nika in February 2014. BGE and sister

utilities ComEd and PECO were part of only 12 utilities nationwide to receive awards during the EEI

CEO Conference and Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“BGE is proud to be recognized by EEI with the Emergency Recovery Award,” said Calvin G. Butler

Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. “We have experienced a number of severe and damaging weather

events over the past several years, and these storms have tested our emergency preparedness plans and response. Our employees continue to meet the challenges of these storms head on, working safely

around the clock to restore service to our customers and repair damage to our system. The fact that we have received an EEI award four times over the past five years is a testament to our continued focus on enhancing our service restoration during severe storms and to our employees’ incredible dedication. This is an award that every BGE employee should be proud to call their own.”

PECO, in Philadelphia, was also recognized for the company’s response to Ice Storm Nika. ComEd, in

Chicago was recognized with the award for the company’s response to a July 2014 derecho and tornado event.

“It is an honor that all three of the Exelon utilities have been recognized for their significant efforts to

serve our customers,” said Denis O’Brien, CEO of Exelon Utilities. “This recognition is a true

reflection of the commitment of each and every Exelon employee to world class performance. It also

demonstrates the value of being able to share best practices and drive improved performance as part of a family of utilities.”

“BGE's exemplary efforts to restore service demonstrate the industry's commitment to serving its

customers,” said Tom Kuhn, president of Edison Electric Institute. “We commend the crews who braved dangerous conditions in the wake of this severe storm, as they diligently worked to safely and quickly restore service.”

The Emergency Recovery Award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign-based companies to

recognize emergency response efforts in restoring electric service that has been disrupted by severe

weather conditions or other natural events. Award recipients were chosen by a panel of industry judges

following an international nomination process.

EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Its members provide

electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly

employ more than 500,000 workers. EEI has 70 international electric companies as Affiliate Members,

and 270 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.


BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering

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. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation

(NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately

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