Bright Ski Season Ahead: Montage Mountain Installs Energy Efficient LED Trail Lighting

  Bright Ski Season Ahead: Montage Mountain Installs Energy Efficient LED
  Trail Lighting

     Lighting upgrades funded as part of electricity supply costs through
                     Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy

Business Wire

SCRANTON, Pa. -- December 17, 2013

Guests at Montage Mountain can look forward to a bright ski season thanks to
the installation of 280 light-emitting diode (LED) lighting along the resort’s
26 trails. Montage Mountain is one of the few ski resorts on the East Coast to
utilize LED lighting. The energy efficient lighting upgrade required no
upfront investment from the resort as part of a 50-month electricity supply
contract through Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy^SM program.

Montage Mountain is one of the few ski resorts on the East Coast to utilize
LED lighting. The energy ...

Montage Mountain is one of the few ski resorts on the East Coast to utilize
LED lighting. The energy efficient lighting upgrade required no upfront
investment from the resort as part of an electricity supply contract through
Constellation's Efficiency Made Easy. (PHOTO CREDIT: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN)

By implementing energy efficient lighting, Montage Mountain expects to reduce
its annual electricity use by more than 229,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and avoid
the creation of 356,203 pounds of carbon dioxide each year -- the equivalent
annual emissions from 33 passenger vehicles, according to U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency data.

The LED lighting addition is part of the resort’s recent renovation since the
property was acquired in May 2013.

“The best way to showcase the property’s return was to make it the most
‘visible’ attraction in the valley -- and at the same time demonstrate our
commitment to conserving energy and resources,” said Charles Jefferson,
managing partner, Montage Mountain. “Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy
helped us to accomplish a large scale lighting project while completing
significant upgrades to guest facilities and operations.”

Efficiency Made Easy enables Constellation commercial customers to fund
conservation measures as part of their electricity supply bill. The cost of
efficiency measures is included in the price per kWh over the term of the
electricity supply agreement. In most cases, customers realize a savings on
energy costs as a result of reduced energy use.

“Competition for capital funds is a common hurdle for our customers and
business partners in implementing even high-value energy upgrades,” said Gary
Fromer, senior vice president, energy management programs, for Constellation.
“Taking a holistic view of energy procurement and use allows customers to
optimize resources and be more strategic about their energy management.”

Commonwealth Energy Group, a Constellation Efficiency Made Easy partner,
conducted the energy audit and lighting retrofit for Montage Mountain.

“We are always looking for innovative energy solutions for commercial
customers,” said Commonwealth Energy Group CEO Louis Evans. “Constellation’s
Efficiency Made Easy offers an alternative for customers to implement
efficiency measures without committing capital to a large retrofit project.”

Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy is a recipient of the 2013 Platts Global
Energy Awards.

A NAESCO-accredited Energy Services Provider, Constellation has assisted
commercial customers and public agencies throughout the U.S. to implement
energy efficiency programs. Customers interested in energy efficiency and
environmental solutions may contact Constellation at 1-866-237-7693 or
EfficiencyMadeEasy@constellation.com.

About Constellation

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
(PECO).

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Kelly Biemer, 410-470-9700
Kelly.Biemer@constellation.com
 
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