Exelon utility companies reach 20TWh efficiency milestone

Exelon utility companies (Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco) are committed to helping their customers save energy and have been key innovators and collaborators in reaching a 20TWh efficiency milestone.

As part of their comprehensive business intelligence and data analytics strategy, the company is driving consumer engagement and conservation efforts with a multi-pronged approach that includes Opower home energy report programmes and the first application of behavioral science in demand response through Opower peak management.

Exelon has through its home energy report programmes reached more than 3.6 million customers and generated 2.85TWh in total savings.

Their peak management programmes, which began at Baltimore Gas and Electric in 2011, now touch 1.1 million BGE and 270,000 ComEd customers.

The combined peak management programmes have generated more than 1.9GW in total demand reduction during critical peak periods, resulting in lower costs for consumers and increasing the overall reliability of the grid.

Collectively this impact is powering a cleaner and brighter future for Exelon’s utility customers and communities.

This 20 TWh milestone represents a solid step forward to a larger, more sustainable future for participating utility companies and their customers. Currently, Oracle Utilities Opower programs are on track to deliver 4TWh of savings annually, which is equivalent to the power generated yearly by the Hoover Dam.

The 20TWh cumulative energy savings equates to enough energy to power San Francisco homes for 10 years, Spain for a month or three million Tesla Model 3s traversing the length of the equator.

From Smart Energy