BGE Teams up with Upper Chesapeake for energy savings

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s Smart Energy Savers Program teamed up with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to support the Upper Chesapeake Health in efficiently managing their energy use through BGE’s Combined Heat and Power Program.

Upper Chesapeake Health has revealed its new combined heat and power plant, located at the medical campus in Bel Air, Maryland.

This project is expected to save Upper Chesapeake Health around $9 million over 20 years and will generate 13 million KWh annually.


This value corresponds to removing the annual greenhouse gas emissions from more than 2,000 cars from the road.

Upper Chesapeake Health has a reputation as a leader in environmental innovation and is the first recipient of $1.5 million of installation incentives from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program.

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program offers financial incentives and technical assistance to customers and promotes energy efficiency throughout Maryland.

Moreover, the BGE customers have made a savings of nearly 1.8 billion kWh a year, through greener energy programs.

Officials from BGE and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met Upper Chesapeake Health and Clark Construction to praise on their commitment to green energy efficiency and sustainability.

Through this set of program offerings, customers can attain the energy efficiency that will help them reduce energy use, save money, make a positive environmental impact, while improving the quality of life for employees, said Calvin G. Butler, Jr.CEO, BGE.

In addition, the program supports the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act offering energy-saving solutions.

Energy efficiency makes economic sense and supports a healthier community. This collaboration is an example
of how the tax code can encourage necessary energy efficiency improvements, said, Senator Cardin.

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