REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle today announced that Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) will be presented with the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards at Oracle OpenWorld. The awards recognize customers that are committed to making environmental issues a priority across the enterprise. ComEd and BGE showcased unique ways to advance energy efficiency through innovative green practices using Oracle technology. ComEd leadership was distinguished by earning the 2017 Oracle Chief Sustainability Office of the Year award among all nominations.
"We are inspired by the successes achieved by ComEd and BGE as part of their core commitments to a sustainable future. Both companies have implemented Oracle technologies in a way that improved eco-efficiencies, innovation and transparency," said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. "We're honored to present them with the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award during Oracle OpenWorld this year."
Both companies have made significant impact by employing the Oracle Utilities Opower Energy Efficiency solution. The solution includes Home Energy Reports (HERs) and online web tools that provide customers with information about their energy consumption, thereby encouraging conservation. Since 2009, ComEd has generated over 1.1 TWh in energy savings; BGE has used the program since 2012 to save 420,000 MWh. The two organizations have also successfully implemented Peak Management programs, which encourage customers to reduce their energy consumption when electricity demand is high. Because of this BGE has reduced peak demand by 16 percent for participating customers, and ComEd has reduced Greenhouse gases by 10 percent.
"We're delighted to be recognized for our commitment to sustainable practices," said Mark Case, vice president of Regulatory Policy and Strategy for BGE who leads energy efficiency initiatives for Exelon's utilities. "We've seen great success and look forward to continuing to work with Oracle to drive energy efficiency."
"At ComEd, we believe that meeting the energy needs of today and tomorrow will depend heavily on our ability to collaborate with our customers," Val Jensen, senior vice president, Customer Operations at ComEd. "Working with Oracle gives us more opportunities to leverage data-driven insights and engage with our customers to drive energy efficiency."
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