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In the US, Exelon Utilities and its six utility subsidiaries has attained an international certification for adopting environmentally responsible business practices.

Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco have achieved ISO14001 certification.

The certification follows the utilities implementing an Environmental Management System, a standard for promoting effective, systematic management of environmental risks and opportunities.

According to ISO, Exelon has showed its ability to continue with effective planning, implementation, reviewing and improving processes to achieve environmental sustainability goals.

The certification is part of the utility’s efforts to invest in innovative technologies and business cases to optimise operational excellence, as well as energy and grid efficiency.

Exelon Utilities has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2022.

In previous carbon emission reduction initiatives, Exelon Utilities have avoided more than 67.8 million metric tons of gas emissions, equivalent to removing 14.5 million cars from the road for a year.

Consumer savings owing to efficiency programmes has reached more than 19.2 million megawatt hours.

The utility clean energy portfolio accounts for one-ninth of the total emission-free electricity produced in the US.

Anne Pramaggiore, CEO of Exelon Utilities, said: “We see our mission as addressing environmental impacts from the global – climate change – to the local – protecting wetlands that house our assets. We continuously look for opportunities within our own operations to improve our environmental performance.

“The ISO 14001 certification reflects our strong environmental leadership and the efforts our employees make every day to deliver clean energy to our customers and communities.”