Constellation Powers Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks Environmental Goals with
Green Games as Earth Month Begins
Video highlights “Go-Green” games at United Center; renewable energy
certificates purchased by Constellation will avoid 115 metric tons of carbon
CHICAGO -- April 1, 2013
Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls who will cheer the teams’
annual and environmentally friendly “Go-Green” games tonight and Friday can
make every day Earth Day by promoting energy efficiency.
Constellation, the official energy provider for United Center and sponsor of
the teams’ upcoming green games, invited fans to continue their support for
the environment by submitting their own ‘Go Green’ tips via the Blackhawks
Facebook page and the Bulls Twitter wall for chances to win tickets to the
teams’ respective “Go-Green” games.
“Like most winning organizations, the Bulls and Blackhawks and United Center
have a comprehensive energy management strategy that incorporates efficiency
and sustainability objectives,” said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and
chief marketing officer for Constellation. “The second key to victory is a
fierce competitive spirit. Illinois’ electricity supply market enjoys vibrant,
robust competition and that means businesses and residential customers can
save by shopping for power supply.”
Residential customers can choose Constellation as their home energy supplier
at home.constellation.com and many can also choose to receive 100 percent wind
Constellation is in the second year of its existing five-year sponsorship
designating it the official energy provider for United Center.
As part of the agreement and sponsorship of the Go-Green games, Constellation
will purchase Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to
match the electricity use on each game day. RECs represent the environmental
benefit of electricity generated by wind and therefore avoid emissions
associated with fossil fueled generation. For more information regarding
Green-e Energy certification go to www.green-e.org.
The RECs for the Blackhawks game tonight are expected to avoid 63 metric tons
of carbon dioxide emissions, roughly the equivalent of burning 146 barrels of
oil. The use of RECs for the Bulls game on Friday is expected to avoid 52
metric tons of CO2, approximately the amount of emissions from 2,100
propane-fired home barbeques.
Constellation, an energy supplier since 1999 to Illinois businesses, schools
and hospitals, sponsored similar efforts last year for the Chicago White Sox
and Bears. In addition to powering United Center, Constellation also supplies
electricity to U.S. Cellular Field and Halas Hall, the Bears’ team offices and
These green games also provide an opportunity for fans to learn more about the
growing trend to shop and save on home electricity, just as consumers shop for
internet or phone service.
The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers
(www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading
competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and
services for homes and businesses across the continentalUnited
States.Constellation’s retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and
public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100,
and nearly one million residential customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) 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
approximately 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
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