- Award Winning
- ComEd in Chicago: Received the Sustained Excellence Award in 2013 for its 2012 performance and its fifth consecutive year of recognition for its delivery of energy efficiency programs.
PECO in Philadelphia: Recognized for a second year for outstanding contributions to energy efficiency through PECO Smart Ideas® programs.
- Award Winning
- BGE in Baltimore, MD: Received the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery for the fourth consecutive year.
Continually in the top quartile among the nation’s utilities for customer energy savings.
Exelon 2020 in Action
Many initiatives are underway to help our retail customers and the communities we serve reduce their carbon footprint, including:
- Solutions for Homeowners: appliance recycling, rebate programs, lighting discounts, natural gas conversions, and demand response options to reduce load at peak hours.
- Solutions for Businesses: Equipment incentives, smart construction incentives, air conditioning management programs, fleet vehicle rebates and incentives, natural gas conversions.
- Coming soon: Residential house visits to identify energy savings opportunities, installation programs for businesses, multi-family in-unit direct installation, and installation of combined heat and power systems for businesses.
In 2012, Exelon made significant strides towards our original goal to abate 15.7 million metric tonnes of GHG emissions per year, having abated over 14 million mtCO2e of GHG emissions and reaching 89% by year end. Customer energy efficiency programs (ComEd and PECO only) accounted for approximately 14% of our 2012 Exelon 2020 progress.
At the end of 2012, Exelon updated its Exelon 2020 program to include Constellation and to incorporate into Exelon 2020 two GHG commitments Constellation had in place prior to the merger. Exelon’s updated goal is now to abate 17.5 million mtCO2e annually by 2020. BGE will be incorporated into this accounting starting in 2013.
Educating Our Customers and Communities
- PECOs Green Roof
- PECO and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society offer tours of PECO’s green roof which provides an excellent opportunity to educate customers and organizations. In 2012 more than 1,200 people were given a tour of the green roof.
Educating Our Customers and Communities
- “Gabby Green”
- Exelon Nuclear and its "Gabby Green" program visited local schools around its 10 nuclear sites for the second year in a row. The series teaches young students about electricity, conservation and green energy.
Educating our Customers
- National Energy Education Development (NEED)
- PECO's Energizing Education Program (PEEP), completed its fifth year in partnership with the Franklin Institute, winning the 2012 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and the Regional NEED Program of the Year award.
Now Part of Exelon
- BGE's Community Focus
- In October 2009, BGE also donated $1 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation to establish a fund to provide new, energy efficient furnaces to qualifying limited-income customers in need of a heating system replacement.
Investing in New Technology
Beyond energy efficiency, Exelon's utilities have made enormous strides in the implementation of new technology, which is the first piece of a broader vision.
- ComEd’s Advanced Metering Deployment Plan calls for the installation of over 4 million smart meters between 2015 and 2021. The efficiencies gained through this program are estimated to save customers $2.3 billion over 20 years.
- PECO's Smart Meter Plan includes the installation of 600,000 smart meters through the end of June 2013 and an accelerated universal deployment which proposes to substantially complete the installation of 1.2 million remaining meters by the end of 2014. A portion of this investment will be offset by a $200 million grant from the Department of Energy.
- BGE began equipping 1.2 million residential and small commercial customers with smart meters in 2012, with an investment of approximately $480 million to be offset, in part by a $200 million grant from the Department of Energy.
- Sustainable Solutions
- Constellation's Projects & Services Group is working with commercial, industrial and institutional customers to reduce their energy footprints by tackling the problem of aging, inefficient infrastructure.
- BGE Home’s Energy Auditors conduct extensive, whole-house examinations to identify ways to help customers make their homes more energy efficient.
Expanding Clean Energy Product and Service Offerings
Constellation is an industry-leading retail unit, which provides an array of innovative energy products and services in competitive energy markets nationwide. As part of Exelon 2020, we are expanding the range of green products and services offered to wholesale and retail customers. Our breadth of product offerings is unique in the marketplace, as our unified business model enables us to bundle and customize services in ways that help customers develop and achieve comprehensive energy management strategies and meet sustainability goals.
- Retail Services. Constellation serves more than 100,000 commercial customers across the United States and in Canada and nearly one million residential customers. Retail services extend to both electricity and natural gas.
- Efficiency Made Easy (EME). EME bundles commodity electricity purchases with energy conservation measures to reduce overall energy use for commercial customers, with no up-front capital expenditure.
- Load Response Programs. Constellation’s load response programs allow commercial, industrial and large public sector customers — particularly those with considerable load demands — to earn payments for voluntarily reducing electricity consumption during periods of peak demand, when power tends to be more expensive.
- Distributed Solar Generation. Constellation is a leading provider of solar installations and has sited 42 commercial, industrial and governmental customer solar arrays, totaling more than 126 MW of capacity.
- Renewable Energy Credits. Constellation sources RECs for customers seeking renewable energy alternatives. In 2012, Constellation procured 2.9 million RECs for customers, enabling them to avoid more than 1.5 million metric tons of GHG emissions and support the development of new renewable power generation.
- Emissions Free Enegy Certificates (EFECs). EFECs are competitive alternatives to Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in the voluntary marketplace. Exelon Generation’s fleet of nuclear generating plants is the primary source for EFECs.
Investing in Customer Energy-Efficiency Programs
All three utilities have worked to manage compliance with their states’ respective legislative requirements for Renewable Portfolio Standards, including working with state agencies on initial program implementation details and entering into multi-year supply contracts. Compliance with these standards helps to value renewable energies in the market, which ultimately supports the expansion and development of these generating sources.
Exelon utilities and Constellation purchase Renewable Energy Credits to add renewable electricity to that which they deliver to their customers. In 2012, BGE purchased approximately 22,000 MD Tier 1 RECs, ComEd purchased 2.4 million IL Tier 1 RECs, PECO purchased 221,000 solar and wind RECs, and Constellation Retail purchased 262,000 wind and solar RECs. In 2012, this accounted for the equivalent of 1.64 million mtCO2e GHG abatement.