Constellation Rate Response Offers Commercial Customers New Ways to Reduce Their Electricity Supply Bills

  Constellation Rate Response Offers Commercial Customers New Ways to Reduce
  Their Electricity Supply Bills

    Constellation commercial and industrial customers can receive a lower
   electricity supply rate or a bill credit for load response participation

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- February 19, 2013

Constellation, a business unit of Exelon, today launched Constellation Rate
Response, which provides new options for commercial and industrial (C&I)
customers to lower their electricity supply costs by participating in load
response programs. Constellation power customers participating in load
response programs can choose to receive a reduced rate on their electricity
supply throughout the year or a direct bill credit. Customers typically
receive load response payments from their utility, ISO or curtailment service
provider in the form of a check, months after a load response event has

“As a competitive power supplier, Constellation is able to provide unique
opportunities for customers to integrate their management of energy use within
their energy purchase,” said Gary Fromer, senior vice president, energy
management programs, for Constellation. “With Rate Response, customers who
participate in load response programs can reduce their electricity supply
costs and benefit from energy procurement and efficient power use in a single
comprehensive budget.”

“New and innovative options for how and when businesses receive load response
program revenues are a motivating factor for broader program participation,”
said Marianne Hedin, senior research analyst at Pike Research, a part of
Navigant. “Real progress in the load response industry requires bringing
together customers’ operations and procurement departments for a meaningful
conversation regarding energy use, in order to further promote load response
understanding and participation.”

Rate Response is Constellation’s latest offering to C&I customers that
combines electricity supply with energy management products and services.
Efficiency Made Easy allows customers to implement energy efficiency upgrades
at their facilities with no upfront capital expenditure. With Constellation
Peak Response, customers can reduce future capacity and transmission costs by
voluntarily lowering electricity consumption during the hours of peak demand.

Constellation Rate Response customers select how load response revenue is
applied to their electricity bill based on their estimated level of
curtailment and the type of load response program in which they participate.
Customers enrolled in capacity-based load response programs can choose to
receive a reduced electricity supply rate up front, to reflect the value of
anticipated load curtailment throughout the year. Customers enrolled in
capacity, energy or ancillary load response programs can choose to receive
payments as credits directly on their monthly bill for the amount of any
revenue earned. Constellation Rate Response is supported by Constellation’s
VirtuWatt™ energy management and markets platform.

Constellation Rate Response is currently available to Constellation C&I power
customers in the PJM, New England, New York, ERCOT and California regions. For
more information please visit

Constellation will hold a free, informational webinar on Rate Response on Feb.
21, 2013, at 3 p.m. EST. To register, click here.

*Constellation Peak Response, Constellation Rate Response and Efficiency Made
Easy are offered by Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.

About Constellation

Constellation’s companies (, subsidiaries of Exelon
Corporation (NYSE:EXC), are leading competitive retail suppliers of power,
natural gas, renewables and energy management products for businesses and
homeowners across the continental United States. Constellation serves more
than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than
two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and more than 1 million residential customers.

Exelon Corporation is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with
2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon
has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia
and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators,
with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the
nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s
Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to
approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and more than 1
million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and
natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE),
northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO). Learn more at:


Kelly Biemer, 410-470-9700
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