PECO Receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

  PECO Receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 ENERGY STAR
  Partner of the Year Award

   PECO Smart Ideas program recognized for the second year in a row for its
  commitment to protecting the environment and its focus on providing energy
                      efficiency programs and solutions

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- March 5, 2013

PECO today announced that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) with an ENERGY STAR^® Partner of the Year Award in
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery, for its continued leadership in protecting
the environment through energy efficiency efforts. PECO is commended for its
continuous contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering
information, services and products to its customers to increase energy

“PECO sets the bar for promoting energy-efficient products and services that
help Americans learn how to save money and energy while protecting the
environment,” said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. “PECO’s program delivery methods demonstrate how
communities across the nation can protect the climate through greater energy
efficiency and provide a road map for future program implementers.”

This is the second year in a row that the PECO Smart Ideas program has been
honored for its delivery of energy efficiency programs through comprehensive
customer outreach and education, and marketing programs. An ENERGY STAR
partner since 2008, PECO, along with sister Exelon companies BGE, based in
Baltimore, and ComEd, based in Chicago, will be honored for its long-term
commitment to energy efficiency at the EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
on March 26, 2013.

“PECO is proud to be recognized by the EPA and to accept this award on behalf
of our customers, who have truly made PECO Smart Ideas a successful program,”
said Frank Jiruska, director of Energy and Marketing Services for PECO. “The
success of this program is absolutely dependent upon customer participation
and we have worked to proactively provide our customers with the tools they
need to save energy and save money. We are pleased to accept this award on our
customers’ behalf and share it with our employees who work tirelessly to
design, implement and improve these programs.”

PECO Smart Ideas offers many programs to help residential, business,
government, non-profit and institutional customers save energy and money. In
total more than 450,000 customers have participated in PECO Smart Ideas. Since
its launch in October 2009, PECO customers have reduced their electricity use
by more than 1,174,000 megawatt hours, saving more than $258 million through
energy efficiency and PECO Smart Ideas rebates. This energy savings has the
same environmental benefit as planting more than 1 million trees or not
driving more than 1 billion miles.

In addition to the EPA award, the success of PECO Smart Ideas program has been
recognized by energy industry leaders and other organizations. Some of the
honors and awards include:

  *E-source 2011 Best Radio Advertisement
  *Chartwell 2010 Utility Best Practices Award for Marketing Excellence

Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and
businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented
more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards for Energy Efficiency Program
Delivery are given to a variety of organizations in recognition of their
efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. Award winners are
selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY
STAR program.


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

About PECO

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and
497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about
2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural
gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. Founded in 1881,
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate
citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous
arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations.


Ben Armstrong, 215-841-4137 or 215-841-5555
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