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Energy Choice | March 21, 2011

How a simple choice can make a huge difference throughout Maryland

By Saundra Bond
Executive Director, 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland

As Kevin Klages recently mentioned on this blog, every time a UWCM supporter, donor or employee signs up for a Constellation Electric residential electricity plan, Constellation Electric will make a contribution to 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland. This truly is an incredible opportunity for all of us in the community. UWCM supporters can lock in a fixed residential electricity price from Constellation Electric that is up to 7% lower than BGE’s current weighted average price of Standard Offer Service electricity.* In addition, available plans include the opportunity to match 100 percent of electricity usage with clean, wind power products, utilize budget billing and participate in BGE’s PeakRewardsSM Program.

At the end of the day, this opportunity is a win-win. Every time someone signs up for a Constellation Electric fixed price plan with the UWCM promo code (UWCM211C), he or she can save and Constellation Electric will make a contribution to UWCM’s 2-1-1 call center.

“As a program, we need help to fund our services in order to meet the needs in the community,” says Valerie Wethered, Supervisor of 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland. To hear more from Valerie (who has served our community for 21 years via 2-1-1) and get a behind-the-scenes glance into 2-1-1, watch the short video.

If you’d like to choose one of Constellation Electric’s plans, go here and verify that the UWCM211C organization code offer appears on the form as you get started (if not, just paste it in). If you prefer to sign up over the phone, call 1-888-219-4239 and mention the UWCM211C promo code.

Saundra Bond is the Executive Director of the 2-1-1 Maryland Program at United Way of Central Maryland. The views expressed in this post are Saundra Bond’s alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Constellation Energy or its affiliates.

*BGE’s weighted average price of Standard Offer Service electricity is 10.038¢/kWh through Sep. 30, 2011 for Schedules R and ES and 9.953¢/kWh for Schedule RL as filed Nov. 5, 2010, subject to BGE’s Rider 8 true-up process. Schedule RL savings will be lower. BGE’s current price for Standard Offer Service electricity is 10.029¢/kWh, effective through May 31, 2011 for Schedules R and ES and will cost 9.960¢/kWh beginning on June 1, 2011 through Sep. 30, 2011, subject to BGE’s Rider 8 true-up process. BGE’s price of Standard Offer Service electricity after Sep. 30, 2011 has not yet been set. This offer is made by BGE Home Products & Services, Inc. doing business as Constellation Electric. Our prices quoted above are for electricity commodity supply service only, are not regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission and do not include any applicable taxes, utility distribution charges or other utility fees or charges. Offer code must be provided to support your organization – no exceptions. Requires successful utility enrollment for new customers only in applicable areas. BGE HOME is not the same company as BGE, a regulated utility. MD License IR-228.

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