Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower

Constellation Energy Selected by DOE for RE Program

Constellation Energy Source has been selected by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) as one of five companies to manage a national Biomass & Alternate Methane Fuels (BAMF) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) for federal facilities. The value of the contracts under the entire program is estimated to be up to $200 million.

BALTIMORE, Maryland 2002-03-25 [SolarAccess.com] “Similar to our success under the DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program National Geothermal Heat Pump Super ESPC program, CESource is proud to again be selected to implement yet another Renewable Energy technology for the U.S. Government,” said Constellation Energy Source President Greg Jarosinski. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said, “The contracts the Department of Energy is awarding today encourage innovative, bio-based energy technologies to reduce federal energy consumption, without cost to the American taxpayers. Our goal is to make bioenergy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources.” The NETL reports that projects under the ESPC will reduce energy costs at federal facilities by utilizing biomass and alternate methane fuels in a variety of applications such as steam boilers, hot-water heaters, engines and vehicles. Biomass fuels include any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, such as dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crop residues, aquatic plants, wood and wood residues, animal wastes, and other waste materials. “Numerous opportunities exist for implementing BAMF projects and Constellation Energy Sources’ proven creativity in the energy industry is a perfect fit. By utilizing BAMF technologies we are able to reduce fuel costs, conserve our traditional fuel sources, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The DOE-NETL program requires that the energy projects be centered on BAMF systems, but may include other cost-savings measures,” said Jarosinski. Constellation Energy Source is a member of Constellation Energy Group, which is based in Baltimore, and owns energy-related businesses, including a North American wholesale power marketing and merchant generation business and the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE).