BALTIMORE, April 16, 2012 -- Constellation Energy, a leading competitive electricity supplier and proud sponsor of the Washington Capitals' playoff bid, is sponsoring the Capitals' "green games" at Verizon Center as the Caps face off against the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Constellation "greens" the games by donating Green-e Energy® Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match the electricity use for each playoff game. These RECs represent the environmental benefit of electricity generated by wind and therefore avoid emissions associated with fossil fueled power plants.
"Constellation is proud to bring environmentally friendly green games to the Caps' playoff bid while also serving as the official energy provider for the Verizon Center," said Bruce Stewart, chief retail marketing officer for Constellation.
For each Capitals' home playoff game at Verizon Center, beginning with tonight's game, Constellation will donate RECs that will avoid 32 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That's roughly the equivalent of emissions resulting from burning 74.3 barrels of oil. For more information regarding Green-e Energy® certification go to www.green-e.org.
As a proud sponsor of the Capitals' playoff series against the Bruins, Constellation also gives fans an opportunity to make a power play by taking advantage of Constellation's residential electric plans for 150,000 customers in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. These home electric choice plans offer price certainty for up to 24 months; more information is available at home.constellation.com
Constellation Energy is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's prominent public sector customers in the district include the U.S. Capitol, The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, the FBI and the Federal Reserve.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company's Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon's utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO). Learn more at www.exeloncorp.com.