Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 13, 2012

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Illuminates Downtown Headquarters Building with Purple Lights in Support of Ravens Playoff Run

Utility commends Baltimore Ravens for an exceptional season and cheers them through the playoffs

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2012 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it has illuminated its downtown headquarters building, located at 110 W. Fayette St., with purple lights in celebration of the Ravens’ fourth consecutive playoff run.

“BGE is proud to support the Baltimore Ravens and congratulate the entire team on their fourth consecutive playoff run, in this very visible way,” said Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr., president of BGE. “We are excited to once again join our customers and other Baltimore-area businesses in celebrating our hometown team by painting the town purple.”

The lights, placed along the outside of the entire span of the fourth floor of BGE’s headquarters building, wash the building in a flood of purple light. BGE will continue its support of the Ravens through the purple-illuminated company headquarters throughout the Ravens’ hunt for the Super Bowl Championship.

Additionally, employees of BGE and parent company, Constellation Energy, will be participating in the Ravens Purple Pride Challenge today at 1:45 p.m. on Constellation Way in downtown Baltimore. Constellation Way is located along Pratt Street, between Market Place and President Street. Companies across Baltimore are being asked to encourage their employees to wear purple to show their team spirit. A Ravens Caravan, including the Ravens cheerleaders, marching band and mascot, Poe, will join employees in a parade around the Constellation building. Participating businesses across Baltimore can upload photos of their team spirit to the official Ravens facebook page. The Ravens will then select the company that demonstrates the most “purple pride” and award the winner with the Ravens playoff t-shirts, as well as a visit by Poe, the team mascot, and the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders.

Constellation Energy, in support of National Mentorship Month, will make a $5,000 donation towards mentoring for every Ravens touchdown during Sunday’s playoff game against Houston.

BGE,, 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,, a FORTUNE 500 company also headquartered in Baltimore, with subsidiaries that generate, sell and provide other energy-related services to customers throughout North America.