Rhode Island Manufacturers Gala "Goes Green" with renewable energy certificates supplied by Constellation, the group's long time energy partner. Donated RECs to help avoid nearly 55,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.
RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS GALA “GOES GREEN” WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES SUPPLIED BY CONSTELLATION
Donated RECs to Help Avoid Nearly 55,000 Pounds of CO2 Emissions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 10, 2013) — For the fourth consecutive year, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will “go green” at its annual manufacturing renaissance gala by offsetting power consumed at the event with renewable energy certificates donated by Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., the group’s long time energy partner.
Renewable energy certificates (RECs) will match 100 percent of the estimated electricity consumption at the event, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.
The donation of RECs will avoid approximately 54,810 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fueled generation.
The theme of this year’s renaissance event is workforce development and education and the need to highlight the career opportunities available in manufacturing. More than 200 members of the manufacturing industry and other organizations throughout Rhode Island are expected to attend.
“REC purchases support the development of renewable energy sources and represent a simple and affordable way for manufacturers to advance sustainability objectives,” said Bill McCourt, executive director for the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association. “We believe all RI manufacturers would benefit from the development of comprehensive energy strategies that incorporate renewable solutions. Reducing emissions is good for our sector, our state and our customers.”
“We’ve proudly sponsored this event since the formation of the Energy Program in 2006 and look forward to continuing a relationship that is providing Rhode Island businesses with affordable renewable energy choices,” said Ed Wilson, vice president of associations, Constellation. “The energy landscape is evolving rapidly and creating new opportunities for RIMA members to manage costs and energy usage and incorporate sustainable options.”
About the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association
Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is a nonprofit, member-driven association created to enhance the ability of Rhode Island manufacturers to compete effectively and profitably in local, national and global markets. RIMA is committed to a future in which Rhode Island stands as a model of a successful partnership between a state’s government and its manufacturing community. RIMA is dedicated to developing an energetic, positive business climate that retains existing businesses, while also attracting new businesses and capital. RIMA is dedicated to raising the level of awareness of manufacturing’s importance as an integral part of the foundation of Rhode Island’s economy and job creation. RIMA is the unified voice of the state’s manufacturing sector.
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).