BGE, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and Clark Construction Group to Announce Major Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Investments through BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® Combined Heat and Power Initiative
Upper Chesapeake Health’s Combined Heat and Power Plant project is the first recipient of installation incentives from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, receiving $1.5 million in incentives
The Combined Heat and Power Plant will generate approximately 13 million kilowatt hours annually and is expected to save Upper Chesapeake Health $9 million over 20 years
WHO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer, BGE
Lyle E. Sheldon, president and chief executive officer,
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
William R. Calhoun Jr., vice chairman and executive vice president, Clark Construction Group
WHAT: BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. will join University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health President Lyle E. Sheldon, Clark Construction Group Executive Vice President William R. Calhoun and the Honorable Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator, as Sheldon announces a major sustainability initiative for Upper Chesapeake Health and accepts a check from the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program for $1.5 million in incentives earned through energy efficiency improvements and the installation of a combined heat and power plant onsite Upper Chesapeake Health is the first recipient of installation incentives from BGE’s Combined Heat and Power program.
Following the event, media will have the opportunity to tour the energy efficiency elements of the combined heat and power plant on the medical campus.
WHEN: Monday, August 11, 2014
WHERE: University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health Medical Center
Kaufman Cancer Center
500 Upper Chesapeake Drive
Bel Air, Md.
WHY: Overall, the completed combined heat and power energy efficiency project is expected to save Upper Chesapeake Health $9 million over 20 years and will generate approximately 13 million kilowatt hours annually. That equates to removing the annual greenhouse gas emissions from more than 2,000 cars from the road. But it’s not just the energy and cost savings that are important. The combined heat and power plant will improve power reliability along with improved energy efficiency, and produce cleaner power through better fuel utilization. This positive impact will on the Upper Chesapeake Health Medical Center will improve the environment for employees, patients, and importantly the local community. This project puts Upper Chesapeake Health into a category of its own when it comes to sustainability and their commitment to the environment.
BGE has a long-standing commitment to the environment and in 2007, the company launched the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program to help customers, both residential and commercial, reduce energy use. The full portfolio of energy efficiency programs also supports the EmPOWER Maryland goal of reducing per capita energy statewide by 15 percent by 2015.
Thanks largely to the collaboration with organizations like Upper Chesapeake Health, BGE customers have achieved a savings of more than 1.8 billion kilowatt hours a year, proving that they are committed to working with BGE in keeping Maryland clean, green and reliable.
VISUALS: Interview, video, photo and b roll footage opportunities
Energy-efficient elements of Upper Chesapeake Health’s Combined Heat and Power Plant