Constellation Energy Supplying Renewable Wind Energy Certificates to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

. August 24, 2010 . 0 Comments

Constellation Energy today announced that it will supply 2,000 renewable wind energy certificates (RECs) to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to match the estimated 2,000 megawatt hours of electricity used by the Hall of Fame over the course of the baseball season, including the recent July induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. This agreement between Constellation Energy and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was facilitated by Usource, LLC, an energy services company.

“The core of our mission is to assure the long-term sustainability of our artifacts, so future generations of baseball fans can learn about the history of our National Pastime and its role in American society,” said Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “Thanks to Constellation Energy, we have been able to assure the sustainability of electricity for the summer, including induction weekend, as part of an ongoing trend toward renewable energy solutions for the Museum.”

The renewable energy certificates supplied by Constellation Energy are Green-e Energy certified from wind energy facilities in the United States. The purchase of RECs supports demand for building new, clean wind power. The RECs donated by Constellation Energy to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the baseball season will result in approximately 2,237,500 pounds of avoided carbon dioxide emissions due to the displacement of grid electricity generation by renewable energy.

“Institutions like the Baseball Hall of Fame are examining how they can make events and facilities more sustainable, and one way to do this is to use renewable energy certificates to green their energy supply,” said Michael Kagan, chief retail sales officer of Constellation Energy’s retail energy business. “Constellation Energy is proud to help the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum green their operations and support clean, renewable energy.”

About The Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

The Museum’s collections contain more than 37,000 three-dimensional artifacts representing all facets of the game, from its inception in the mid-19th century to present. Three-dimensional artifacts include bats, baseballs, uniforms, player equipment, ballpark artifacts, awards, artwork, textiles, tickets, collectibles and assorted memorabilia. In addition, the Institution’s archives contain in excess of 135,000 Baseball cards and three million Library items, including photographs, books, magazines, newspaper clippings, films, video and audio tapes.

About Usource, LLC

Usource, LLC (“Usource”) is an energy management and procurement services company that represents over 1000 clients in the competitive electricity and natural gas markets. Usource is the second largest energy broker in the United States, as recognized by KEMA energy consulting, for two years running. Founded in 1999, Usource is a subsidiary of Unitil Corporation (NYSE: UTL), headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

About Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located in the United States and Canada, totaling approximately 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leaders pursuing the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $15.6 billion in 2009.

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