BALTIMORE -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Constellation today kicked off its 2013 E2 Energy to Educate Grants program. Since its inception in 2010, the program has provided nearly $1.2 million in funding for student projects that have enhanced the understanding of energy-related science and technology issues for an estimated 66,000 students.
Students in grades six through 12 can apply for program grants up to $25,000; students in two- and four-year colleges can apply for up to $50,000. Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2013.
"Education and creativity are essential for developing tomorrow’s emerging energy solutions,” said Joseph Nigro, CEO of Constellation. "The goals of our Energy to Educate grants are to inspire students about the energy industry and help build the science, math and technology skills they need to be successful in any career."
In 2012, the program awarded more than $337,000 and reached nearly 14,000 students nationwide. The student projects included hands-on wind turbine design, electric vehicle competitions, renewable energy and energy efficiency analysis, and many other topics.
To qualify for an E2 grant, a project must be located in an area Constellation serves, be team-oriented and reach a minimum of 100 students. Projects involving students in grades six through 12 must include a minimum of three partners, including at least one that is governed by a board of directors and designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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 continental United 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).