BGE Congratulates Customers on Achieving Significant Energy Savings Milestones of $2 Billion in Savings through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®

BGE customers participating in the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®
have achieved nearly 1.8 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) in annualized savings

Savings equate to the amount of energy needed to power more than 165,000 homes per year

BGE Photo 1: At a joint press conference with Governor Martin O’Malley, BGE and Opower, BGE Chief Executive Officer Calvin G. Butler Jr. congratulates customers on achieving significant energy savings milestones of more than 18 billion kilowatt hours saved. The event was held at the Living Classroom’s Frederick Douglas – Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Baltimore City and BGE congratulated all BGE customers on their commitment to energy efficiency and customer support of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® and the BGE Smart Energy Rewards® and Smart Energy Manager® programs.

BALTIMORE (September 15, 2014) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, BGE customers have achieved $2 billion in energy savings over the lifecycle of the energy efficiency measures installed. These annual savings make a substantial impact on the environment and the savings equate to the amount of energy needed to power more than 165,000 homes per year. The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, a suite of offerings intended to help customers reduce energy usage and demand in support of EmPOWER Maryland’s goal of a 15 percent per capita reduction in energy consumption by 2015, and the smart meter enabled BGE Smart Energy Rewards® and Smart Energy Manager® programs, have allowed participating BGE customers to save nearly 1.8 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) a year. Participants in these programs have received more than $380 million in incentives for their efforts to create more energy efficient homes and businesses throughout central Maryland.

In celebration of this significant energy savings achievement, BGE participated in an event today at the Living Classroom’s Frederick Douglas – Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Baltimore City to congratulate all BGE customers on their commitment to energy efficiency and support of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program and the BGE Smart Energy Rewards and Smart Energy Manager programs.

BGE Photo 2: BGE Chief Executive Officer Calvin G. Butler Jr. and Alex Laskey, President of Opower, congratulate BGE customer Brendan Foster for he and his family’s commitment to energy efficiency. At the event, a joint press conference with Governor Martin O’Malley and representatives from Opower and BGE, Butler recognized all BGE customers for their commitment to energy efficiency and applauded customers on their significant energy savings milestone achievement of more than 18 billion kilowatt hours saved. The event was held at the Living Classroom’s Frederick Douglas – Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Baltimore City.

“Working together with BGE, our customers have achieved this tremendous milestone by strongly supporting the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, which is intended to help customers manage and decrease energy use, which may ultimately help reduce their energy bills and impact on the environment,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. “BGE aims to empower our customers to be smart energy managers by providing important information and innovative programs and tools to help them make smart decisions about their energy consumption in their homes and businesses. The success of these programs is dependent upon increasing customer participation and BGE is proud to work with our customers to reach this impressive energy savings milestone. By achieving a savings of nearly 1.8 billion kWh  a year, our customers are proving that they are committed to working with us in keeping Maryland clean, green and reliable.”

BGE thanks its customers for participating in the many components of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, which has achieved a number of accomplishments including saving customers money on their bills, helping to reduce electric demand and ensuring the reliability of the electric grid.