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MD Utility Donates $1 Million for New Furnaces

Constellation Energy has donated $1 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation to establish the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) Heating System Fund, which last month began providing new, energy efficient furnaces to qualifying limited-income customers in Baltimore in need of a heating system replacement. Constellation is the parent company of BGE, the largest utility in Maryland. 

“Constellation Energy is pleased to expand our partnership with the city of Baltimore and the Baltimore Community Foundation by helping working families in Baltimore make substantial improvements to their home heating systems,” said Mayo A. Shattuck III , chairman, president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy. “This program is designed to assist limited-income households that do not qualify for existing energy assistance programs but are nonetheless struggling to make ends meet during this severe economic downturn. For these families, a new, efficient furnace can mean lower bills during the winter heating season. We’re proud to be working together with the city of Baltimore on a program that will make a real difference for limited-income families.”

The BGE Heating System Fund, launched in November, provides furnace replacements to qualified households above income eligibility levels for state utility bill assistance grants, that is, above 175 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

Source: Business Wire