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May 2012 - The City of Evanston, Illinois, selected Constellation Energy to be the city's community choice aggregation (CCA) electricity provider. In response to the recently approved CCA referendum, which was supported by 73 percent of Evanston voters, the Evanston City Council voted unanimously to purchase electricity from Constellation Energy. Constellation Energy will provide Evanston with 100 percent renewable electricity for a term of 12 months at a rate of 4.797¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is about 38 percent lower than the city's current residential electric rate. Renewable energy for the program will be provided by the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind projects in Illinois and adjacent states.

The City of Peoria, Illinois, selected Homefield Energy as the city's CCA electricity provider. Homefield Energy will provide 100 percent renewable electricity to Peoria over a two-year period, at a rate of 4.08¢/kWh. Renewable electricity for Peoria's CCA program will be provided by the purchase of RECs, sourced from various renewable energy projects. Customers will be receiving opt-out letters by the end of May, and will have 15 days to respond if they do not wish to participate in the CCA program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the Village of Oak Park, Illinois, as a Green Power Community for choosing renewable energy sources for its CCA program. Green Power Communities are cities, towns and villages whose local government, businesses and residents collectively purchase green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's green power purchasing requirements. Oak Park uses 191 million kWh of green power annually, and ranks first among Green Power Communities in terms of the percentage green power, with about 83 percent of the village's total electricity use provided by green power.

News Release - Evanston to Buy its Own Energy, Save Residents Money and Help Achieve Climate Action Goals

News Release - Constellation Energy Chosen by Evanston, Illinois to Supply Low-Cost Electricity and Green Energy to Residents

News Release - Municipal Electricity Aggregation Results

News Release - EPA designates Oak Park a Green Power Community

Additional Information - Evanston Community Choice Electricity Aggregation

Maureen Brown, Constellation Energy, 410-470-9700
Christopher Setti, City of Peoria, 309-494-8618
David Powers, Village of Oak Park, 708-358-5781
K.C. Poulos, Village of Oak Park, 708-358-5778

August 2011 - Denver International Airport (DIA) completed its third solar power installation, adding 4.4 megawatts (MW) of solar power capacity. Constellation Energy installed the new solar arrays and will continue to own and maintain the panels under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the airport. The solar installation is expected to generate about 7,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, from 19,000 Yingli PV solar panels.

The solar project adds to DIA's existing 2 MW solar system which began in 2008, and a 1.6 MW system which started operation in 2010. DIA's three solar systems are capable of collectively producing 8 MW of solar power, enough to meet 6% of the airport's electricity demands. The solar installations are located on 45 acres of farmland near the airport.

News Release - DIA to Rank No.1 in Solar Power

July 2010 - Constellation Energy is now offering CleanEnergy, a 100 percent wind product, to residential customers in central Maryland. Current Constellation Electric customers can add the wind option for an additional 1¢ per kilowatt-hour. New customers can subscribe to 12-month or 24-month fixed rate plans, at 10.75¢ per kWh or 10.65¢ per kWh, respectively. The product is sourced from Green-e certified wind renewable energy certificates.

News Release - Constellation Electric Offers Renewable Power Option for Residential Customers in Central Maryland with CleanEnergy Product

Contact: Aaron Koos, 410-470-7433

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