BALTIMORE, April 20, 2005 — Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, announced it has been honored with a Tree Line USA award by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its work in preserving and replenishing the supply of trees across its Central Maryland service territory. The award was presented during the Trees and Utilities Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
“BGE has always sought to balance its need to maintain and protect its electric system with respect and consideration for the environmental and aesthetic concerns of the communities and customers we serve,” said Mark P. Huston, vice president of electric transmission and distribution for BGE. “Our commitment to being a good corporate citizen is one that we take seriously and we are honored to be nationally recognized in this way.”
The Tree Line USA program promotes the coexistence of dependable utility service and an abundance of healthy trees throughout America’s communities. Utilities selected for a Tree Line USA award must meet National Arbor Day Foundation standards for quality tree care, annual employee training and tree planting and public education.
About Baltimore Gas and Electric
BGE is a member of Constellation Energy, a Fortune 200 integrated energy company based in Baltimore. Constellation Energy is the nation’s leading competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers. It owns and operates a diversified fleet of power plants throughout the United States. Additionally, Constellation Energy markets energy nationally and manages the associated risks, providing value-added services for its customers. The company also delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. In 2004, the combined revenues of the integrated energy company totaled $12.5 billion.