BALTIMORE, Feb 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) announced today that the Association of Energy Engineers New England Chapter (AEE-NE) named two of the company’s energy projects as the best in New England in 2010. Constellation Energy’s solar installation at Patriot Place was named the best renewable energy project in New England, and the energy conservation program implemented by Constellation Energy for Bristol Community College topped the list of energy projects at colleges in New England.
"Constellation Energy is honored that our energy projects have been recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter," said Marc Aronson, New England business development manager for Constellation Energy’s Projects & Services Group. "We’re particularly pleased that the AEE-NE chose to highlight a solar installation and an energy efficiency project because they are indicative of our approach to sustainability that includes both conservation and deployment of renewable power sources."
Constellation Energy is constructing a 525 kilowatt photovoltaic power system for Patriot Place, the retail, dining and entertainment destination adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The system will span seven rooftops of the Patriot Place complex and utilize more than 2,600 photovoltaic solar panels manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlboro, Mass., to supply power equivalent to 30 percent of the electricity used by Patriot Place.
For Bristol Community College located in Fall River, Mass., Constellation Energy implemented a wide range of energy conservation measures, including upgrades to energy efficient lighting, development of a solar power system, and installation of a new energy management system and water conservation measures. Constellation Energy expects the combined projects to save Bristol Community College approximately 28 percent on electricity, 31 percent on natural gas, 40 percent on water and more than $400,000 annually.
Constellation Energy has approximately 25 megawatts of solar power systems installed or under way in the U.S., ranging from 500-kilowatt, customer-sited rooftop installations like the Patriot Place system, to a 17.1-megawatt large-scale project in Emmitsburg, Md., that will be among the largest in the U.S. Constellation Energy’s Projects & Services Group has developed more than 4,000 energy projects throughout the U.S. designed to help customers generate and use energy more efficiently and in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way. Organizations interested in developing solar and energy efficiency projects can contact Constellation Energy at 1-800-4ENERGY or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AEE-NE, www.aeenewengland.org/, is the New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, which counts a national membership of more than 11,000 energy professionals. The AEE-NE presented the awards for best energy projects in New England on Feb. 3, 2010.
About Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located in the United States and Canada, totaling approximately 7,100 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leaders pursuing the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $19.8 billion in 2008.
SOURCE: Constellation Energy
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