Exelon’s Key Sustainability Initiatives
Constellation’s parent company Exelon recently outlined its ongoing commitment to sustainability in its 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. This commitment drives Constellation’s strategic initiatives and is central to our own mission of providing innovative energy products and solutions that are cleaner, more affordable and more reliable.
The report outlines how Exelon’s business and sustainability strategy creates value for its customers and showcases its culture of environmental stewardship, innovation and community service. With that, we wanted to highlight some of Constellation’s contributions to Exelon’s 2015 success. This post is the first in a three-part series summarizing Constellation’s impact on the business.
Leading the Transition to a Clean Energy Future
Exelon believes that reliable, clean and affordable energy is essential to a brighter, more sustainable future. In turn, Constellation is committed to providing customers with tailored energy solutions that improve reliability and energy efficiency, while minimizing environmental impacts.
Constellation offers a number of distributed generation solutions — including solar, cogeneration, backup generation, fuel cells and battery storage — to help customers more efficiently and reliably meet their energy needs. These assets allow companies to remain operational in the event of broader electricity grid disruptions, and also help reduce GHG emissions through installation of low-carbon or renewable assets. In 2015, Constellation had more than 375 MW of local energy assets in operation or under development for commercial and government customers in the United States, of which 275 MW was solar.
We also offer load management strategies to help customers save money by improving energy efficiency and reducing their peak energy usage.
Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy program connects business customers with conservation beneﬁts to meet sustainability goals, or mandates to save money and reduce energy consumption, by incorporating the cost of efficiency projects into an energy supply agreement.
Since 2011, Efficiency Made Easy customers have saved more than 97,000 MWh of electricity and prevented more than 50,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions. The estimated reductions for 2015 are 42,500 MWh, which is equivalent to 22,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).
Interested in reading more about our sustainability initiatives? Take a look at these posts:
- 8.75-MW battery storage project for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
- 50-MW biomass plant for Procter & Gamble in Albany, GA
- 25-MW biogas-fueled cogeneration plant for the City of Los Angeles
- National Aquarium solar and energy efficiency project reduces energy costs by $60,000 during the summer of 2015