Exelon Summary

Exelon Corporation

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CEO: Christopher M. Crane;  Revenues: $23.49 Billion (2012);  Employees: 26,057 (2012)

Exelon Corporation is one of the nation's leading competitive energy providers, with approximately $23.5 billion in annual revenues. The Exelon family of companies participates in every stage of the energy business, from generation to competitive energy sales to transmission to delivery.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The company is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Its 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).

Climate and Energy Targets

Exelon was among the earliest energy companies to focus on addressing carbon emissions because of its influential role as one of the largest electric wholesale and retail power generation companies in the U.S. In 2008, Exelon launched Exelon 2020, an ambitious program to reduce, offset or displace more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year by 2020. Following its merger with Constellation Energy in March 2012, Exelon updated its Exelon 2020 goal to reflect the company’s larger size and broader scope. The updated goal of reducing, offsetting or displacing 17.5 million metric tons of GHG emissions per year by 2020 combines the original emissions target and two prior Constellation commitments, unifying Exelon’s businesses around a common objective.  

From 2010 through 2015, Exelon is investing nearly $5 billion in cost-effective, clean energy projects to support the objectives of Exelon 2020.  At the end of 2012, Exelon achieved more than 89% of its original 2020 GHG reduction goal, having abated more than 14 million metric tons of GHG emissions in 2012 – equivalent to taking more than 2.9 million cars off the road every year. These reductions were achieved through greening of their operations, helping customers and communities reduce their GHG emissions, and offering more low-carbon electricity in the marketplace.

Did You Know?

As part of Exelon 2020, the company’s strategy for shrinking its carbon footprint, Exelon is helping customers and the communities it serves reduce their GHG emissions. Exelon educates, encourages action and provides opportunities for real-time engagement on the issue of climate change.  Read more here.

Climate and Sustainability Rankings & Recognition

  • 2012-2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. Exelon was included on this index of leading companies in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability for the seventh consecutive year.

  • CDP Global 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). Exelon was the only U.S. utility named to the Global CPLI in recognition of its leadership in reducing carbon emissions and addressing the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.
  • CDP Global 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Exelon was one of seven diversified utilities, and the only U.S. utility, named to the Global CDLI for excellence in carbon emissions reporting.

Additional Resources

Exelon Corporate Website
Exelon Environment Website