For Immediate Release
BGE customers can join in the effort to save energy
BALTIMORE (March 26, 2015) - BGE is encouraging customers to power down in celebration of
Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 28, and join millions across the world in this
global effort. Earth Hour is the world’s largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise
awareness about climate change. BGE will be turning off nonessential lights at its Baltimore offices to
mark Earth Hour.
In addition to turning off lights during Earth Hour, BGE customers can take a number of steps to save
energy, money and the environment year round through the
BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®,
Before customers turn their lights back on this Earth Hour, it is a great time to replace energy-wasting
incandescent light bulbs with new CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) or LEDs (light emitting
diodes), which typically use 70-90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. CFLs also last about 10 times longer, while LEDs last about 25 times longer. Through BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, customers can receive instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs and LEDs.
BGE’s sister utilities, ComEd in Chicago and PECO in Philadelphia, also are participating in
recognizing this global event.
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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