For Immediate Release
National organization ranks BGE in fourth for utilities of similar size
BALTIMORE (June 23, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BGE) has been recognized by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for its energy efficiency programs which have resulted in significant energy savings for BGE customers and help support EmPOWER Maryland, the state's program to reduce energy consumption statewide. In a report recently released, BGE ranked fourth among ACEEE's top 50 most energy efficient utilities in the nation. The ACEEE study examined metrics across three categories including savings and spending performance, program diversity and emerging areas, and efficiency-related regulatory issues, using 2015 data.
"BGE is pleased to receive this recognition but it is really our customers who deserve credit for actively participating in the many programs under the Smart Energy Savers Program umbrella. Our customers continue to look to BGE as a trusted energy advisor and this national recognition confirms the great partnership we have with them," said Mark D. Case, vice president of regulatory policy and strategy. "To date, more than 720,000 BGE customers have saved nearly 3 billion kilowatt hours – enough energy to power more than 268,000 homes for one year. Additionally, BGE has awarded more than $440 million in rebates and incentives to customers for implementing energy efficiency measures. Clearly, our customers recognize the environmental and financial benefits of these BGE programs."
In addition to BGE, two other Exelon utilities made the list - ComEd in Illinois and PECO in Pennsylvania. Exelon's Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva and Pepco utilities were not evaluated in the study, which was based on utility retail sales. Combined, the six Exelon utilities have saved customers almost $9 billion dollars through a variety of programs that encourage lower energy use, including appliance rebates and bill credits for using less energy on certain hot days. Read more about the study here: http://aceee.org/blog/2017/06/results-are-here-are-most-energy.
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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