BGE’s Smart Energy Savers ProgramSM recognized by major industry publication
BALTIMORE, Dec. 9, 2010 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), today announced that the BGE Smart Energy Savers ProgramSM was named Energy Efficiency Program of the Year by Platts, an energy-focused subsidiary of publisher McGraw-Hill Companies. BGE’s award was in the energy supplier category, which included other companies in the U.S. and globally that deliver natural gas and electricity like BGE. The announcement was made during the 2010 Global Energy Awards held in New York.
“Customers were foremost in our minds when we developed BGE’s Smart Energy Savers ProgramSM said Mark D. Case, senior vice president, strategy and regulatory affairs, BGE. “BGE’s programs give our customers the tools to directly address issues they have told us are important to them, such as using less energy, better managing energy bills and helping the environment. The Platts honor is an acknowledgement of the success and appeal of our programs across all customer groups, including residential, small business, commercial and industrial. We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts.”
The Platts award recognizes companies for going beyond the status quo and demonstrating excellence in leadership, innovation and performance. Specifically, BGE was recognized for creating a diverse suite of ten successful energy efficiency programs within the span of just one year. Nominees in the energy efficiency category were judged on operational excellence, innovation, communications, strategic vision as well as financial and non-financial results.
BGE’s Smart Energy Savers ProgramSM includes a comprehensive portfolio of residential and commercial programs, such as discounts on lighting, rebates on energy efficient appliances and heating and air conditioning systems, appliance recycling, and other programs intended to reduce energy usage during peak demand, such as the utility’s PeakRewardsSM and Smart Grid programs. All of these programs are intended to encourage residential and commercial customers to use less energy and use energy more efficiently. They also support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act’s goal to reduce per capita energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015.
BGE, www.bge.com, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 640,000 natural gas customers in Central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,000 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, www.constellation.com, a FORTUNE 500 company also headquartered in Baltimore, with subsidiaries that generate, sell and provide other energy-related services to customers throughout North America.