Our commitment to the environment extends beyond operating in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and requirements. We strive to not only act responsibly but also to serve in a leadership capacity in addressing the environmental challenges that impact our company and our stakeholders.
Review the policy that guides our environmental concerns.
This effort and its goals are guided by the Exelon Environment Policy, which contains a core set of principles that inform our decision-making.
Examine our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and demands that we actively pursue every opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a member of the voluntary EPA SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems Program, we’re proactively working to prevent SF6 leaks on our equipment.
See how we are managing materials and properties more efficiently
We’re recycling tons of materials in the office and in the field—reducing our carbon footprint, cutting the amount of waste going into landfills.
Project HERE (Helping the Environment by Recycling at Exelon) increased recycling more than 5% over the previous year. The more than 1.9 million pounds of recycled material includes paper, cardboard, plastic and glass containers, and aluminum cans.
Industrial Recycling incorporates recycling of copper, aluminum, steel, transformers and oil. More than 15 million pounds of metals and more than half a million gallons of oil were recycled yearly. These two programs offset thousands of tons of carbon emissions. We continue to build on their combined success while also actively searching for ways to green our supply chain.
In 2008, our parent company, Exelon, led the formation of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance, along with 14 other electric utilities. The Alliance works to improve environmental performance in electric utility industry supply chains. This includes the development of voluntary consensus standards for evaluating the environmental attributes of key materials and services provided to the electric utility industry; the environmental performance of suppliers to the electric utility industry; and the environmental performance of an electric utility industry company’s supply chain operations.
Exelon was also the first U.S. based utility to join the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration. As part of our commitment, Exelon is asking top suppliers to voluntarily disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
Our EMS assigns roles and responsibilities at each level of our organization.
To execute this policy, we have established an environmental management program or system (EMS) that assigns roles and responsibilities at each level of our organization. The EMS is an integral part of the Exelon Management Model, the framework for the way we do business.
Through ongoing support of our EMS program and execution of our environmental policy, our stakeholders can expect to see continued improvement in Exelon’s environmental performance.
BGE has been monitoring environmental performance and taking actions to ensure conservation since before 1970.
BGE has been monitoring environmental performance and taking actions to ensure conservation since before 1970. As part of our commitment, BGE continues to work to preserve and improve the quality of the environment.
BGE encourages our customers to conserve energy and make energy efficient choices. Visit www.bgesmartenergy.com for more information.
A core element of our company's commitment to the environment is protecting the wildlife, forests, plants and waterways in our communities.
BGE has adopted a comprehensive avian protection plan to reduce bird mortalities from electrocution. This plan includes establishing new distribution line construction standards, removing or relocating nests, providing employee training on avian management and establishing bird perch deterrents.
BGE was awarded with a Greenscape Award while supporting "green" initiatives in the city of Annapolis. The beautification and commitment to helping our local communities always encompasses safeguarding natural resources.
Power plants can generate electricity from a number of different fuel sources. BGE reports fuel sources and emission data to customers twice a year. This allows customers to compare data among the companies providing electricity service in Maryland.
Electricity supplied from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
The following distribution of energy resources was used to produce electricity in the PJM Region.
BGE Supply Mix represents the Maryland RPS requirement of 7.5% (4.95% Tier I, 2.5% Tier II, and 0.05% Tier 1 Solar Standard) and the balance of 92.5% is simply the PJM "Residual Mix."
Average Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Dioxide (SOx), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions for the PJM Region.
The emission levels shown are based upon the PJM "Residual Mix" and approximate the emission rate for electricity generation in the PJM. CO2 is a "greenhouse gas" which may contribute to global climate change. SO2and NOx released into the atmosphere react to form acid rain. Nitrogen Oxides also react to form ground level ozone, an unhealthful component of "smog."