(Jan. 23, 2014) — Constellation today
announced that it added 38 megawatts of customer-sited solar
generation in 2013 in Arizona, California, Maryland, New York and the District
of Columbia, bringing its total solar generation in operation or under
construction for commercial, industrial and public sector customers to more
than 164 megawatts.
58 projects and 177 installations in 10 states and the District, Constellation is
the third-largest commercial solar developer in the U.S.* For more information
about Constellation’s solar business, click here.
“Customers recognize that on-site
generation is a smart solution for achieving sustainability objectives and proactively
managing long-term electricity costs,” said Gary Fromer, senior vice
president, energy management programs for Constellation. “Our
focus on providing customer value, in markets and circumstances in which solar
deployments make good business sense, continues to drive significant growth in our customer-sited
In 2013, Constellation
completed a 2.7-megawatt solar project for Owens Corning’s thermal and
acoustical insulation plant in Feura Bush, N.Y., designed to supply
approximately 6 percent of the plant’s annual electricity needs. Financed,
owned and maintained by Constellation, electricity generated by the system is
purchased by Owens Corning under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
vice president and chief sustainability officer for Owens Corning, said, "Having
reduced our energy intensity by 30 percent over the past 10 years, Owens Corning
is now turning to renewables to further reduce our environmental
footprint. Constellation is a great energy partner in helping us develop
options and achieve our goals, and we expect more and more successful projects
like the PV installation at our New York plant."
Since 2007, Constellation estimates that its customer-sited solar
projects have helped avoid the release of more than 505 million pounds of
carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent emissions from approximately 50,000
passenger vehicles according to U.S. EPA data.
By structuring its solar projects as power
purchase or solar services agreements, Constellation offers solar installations
that may require no upfront capital from customers and may provide fixed power
costs that are comparable to or less than projected market rates.
universities, school systems, hospitals and government agencies interested in on-site
installations may contact Constellation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-427-2005.
*Energy Acuity, Top
Companies by Total Number of Projects.
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The Constellation family of
retail electricity and natural gas suppliers (www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading
competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and
services for homes and businesses across the continental United
States. Constellation’s retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business
and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100,
and nearly one million residential customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading
competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47
states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest
competitive U.S. power generators, 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 more than 6.6 million customers in
central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania