Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is Maryland’s largest utility, providing service to more than 1.25 million electric and 655,000 gas customers. Since 2009, the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® has offered a portfolio of ENERGY STAR programs in support of the EmPOWER Maryland initiative that allows their customers to understand, manage, and reduce energy use. BGE is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition for its leadership in promoting ENERGY STAR across multiple programs. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Generating more than 2.5 billion ENERGY STAR media impressions across the Smart Energy Savers Programs, focused on increasing consumer awareness about energy efficiency.
- Cultivating new relationships with dollar and hardware stores, offering pop-up retail experiences at community and business-sponsored employee events, and providing free ENERGY STAR certified LEDs to limited income families through local food banks, while increasing fixture sales by 145 percent compared to 2016 and encouraging customers to purchase more than 28 million ENERGY STAR bulbs to date.
- Surpassing program goals to drive increased awareness and sales of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters and pool pumps.
- Paying incentives on more than 1,700 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a total of more than 16,000 homes since joining the program, and introducing a new smart thermostat incentive.
- Increasing customer awareness of and eligibility for ENERGY STAR commercial building certification as part of the Building Tune-Up program, which gave out more than $400,000 in incentives and saved more than 3 million kWh.
- Successfully implemented a new incentive structure to encourage more comprehensive Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects, resulting in increased energy savings.
- Promoting proper recycling in accordance with EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal program and encouraging customers to upgrade to more efficient ENERGY STAR appliances. The program recycled more than 6,000 appliances in 2017, for a total of more than 61,000.