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For media inquiries, please contact: Media Hotline: 410-470-7433 <a href=Rob.Gould@bge.com Rachael.Lighty@bge.com For Immediate Release News Release Media Line: 410- 470-7433 bge.com Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Preparing for Consecutive Days of Near-100-Degree Temperatures throughout Central Maryland Company encourages customers to conserve energy and provides options for customers to better manage energy usage during periods of extreme weather including Smart Energy Savers Program and Summer Ready BALTIMORE , June 20, 2012 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that the company is prepared for consecutive days of extremely high temperatures - nearing 100 degrees – throughout its central Maryland service area this week. The company expects to have sufficient electric supply to meet anticipated demand, but encourages customers, as it does with approaching storms, to take the time now to prepare and consider ways to conserve energy. In periods of extended extreme weather, the company may activate its voluntary energy demand response program, PeakRewards . BGE will monitor its electrical grid with an eye toward minimizing impacts on its customers. “As the first da y of summer is coupled with a forecast of extremely high temperatures in the region, BGE is encouraging customers to take the time now to consider ways they might conserve energy,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. “Whether it’s keeping curtains and blinds closed or delaying the use of heat-generating appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and dryers until after 9 p.m. when the temperature begins to drop, these actions will help customers better manage their energy use and summer energy bills. We thank our customers for their support through this period of extremely hot weather.” In exchange for participation in the voluntary PeakRewards program, which is designed to defer the need for construction of new and expensive power plants which helps lower the cost of electricity, " id="pdf-obj-0-2" src="pdf-obj-0-2.jpg">

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Preparing for Consecutive Days of Near-100-Degree Temperatures throughout Central Maryland

Company encourages customers to conserve energy and provides options for customers to better manage energy usage during periods of extreme weather including Smart Energy Savers Program ® and Summer Ready

BALTIMORE, June 20, 2012 Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that the company is prepared for consecutive days of extremely high temperatures - nearing 100 degrees throughout its central Maryland service area this week. The company expects to have

sufficient electric supply to meet anticipated demand, but encourages customers, as it does with approaching storms, to take the time now to prepare and consider ways to conserve energy. In periods of extended extreme weather, the company may activate its voluntary energy demand response program, PeakRewards SM . BGE will monitor its electrical grid with an eye toward minimizing impacts on its customers. “As the first day of summer is coupled with a forecast of extremely high temperatures in the region, BGE is encouraging customers to take the time now to consider ways they might conserve

energy,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. “Whether it’s

keeping curtains and blinds closed or delaying the use of heat-generating appliances such as ovens,

dishwashers and dryers until after 9 p.m. when the temperature begins to drop, these actions will help customers better manage their energy use and summer energy bills. We thank our customers for their

support through this period of extremely hot weather.”

In exchange for participation in the voluntary PeakRewards program, which is designed to defer the need for construction of new and expensive power plants which helps lower the cost of electricity,

participating BGE customers receive annual bill credits of up to $200 in the first year of participation and up to $100 every year thereafter. Bill credits to participating customers will exceed $20 million this year alone. Throughout the past few months, BGE has provided reminder communications to PeakRewards SM program participants focused on their respective voluntary participation levels, as well as reminders of what to expect during both emergency and non-emergency events. In addition, customers can receive individual email notifications of a PeakRewards event. Just as BGE proactively prepares for extreme weather, customers are reminded to take action to limit the impact of hot weather on their energy usage, which, in turn, will help them better manage summer energy bills. Customers should consider the following:

  • Closing curtains and blinds to keep the sun outside

  • Setting thermostats at 78 degrees or higher if health allows

  • Delaying use of major, heat generating household appliances such as ovens, stoves, dishwashers and dryers until after 9 p.m. when the temperature begins to drop

  • Turning off non-essential appliances, electronics and other devices

  • Turn ceiling fan on with blades rotating counter clockwise

  • Use an outdoor grill or microwave instead of the stove or oven

  • Visiting the Summer Ready section of BGE’s website

  • Enrolling in Budget Billing to avoid seasonal spikes in energy usage Energy bills are primarily a combination of the rate charged for the commodity and the amount of energy used by the customer. While electric rates are down significantly when compared to previous years, extreme weather generally causes electric usage to increase, which can lead to higher-than- expected bills. During the summer months, cooling systems typically account for nearly half of a home’s energy usage. Additionally, old or inefficient cooling systems use more energy than newer, more efficient systems. BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in

central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. # # #