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Issue 28    November · December 2013

Innovation at ComEd: I Power Lives

Visitors Attend Conowingo Open House

Exelon Partnerships Advance D&I Priorities

A Day in the Life of a... BGE Equipment Operator


A Letter from Leadership “We innovate to better serve our customers.” Innovation at Exelon is not about thinking up new ideas and implementing new technologies for their own sake. Our values state that, “We innovate with focus and intent, creating the solutions that matter most.” And that means we have to deliver on our brand promise of performance that drives progress for our customers, our employees and the communities we serve. In early November the IT Emerging Technologies team hosted our company’s first Innovation Expo, an employee event held in Baltimore that explored issues related to Big Data – the proliferation of information now coming at us in our personal and professional environmentsand what we as a business should know and do about it. As a company with millions of customers (some 6.6 million in our utilities and 1.1 million residential and commercial/industrial customers of Constellation), dozens of internal and external communication vehicles (including social media) and a huge volume of sensitive data for which we are responsible, we need to be smarter about Big Data. Our Innovation Expo brought together outside companies and hundreds of employees to discuss and learn strategies for harnessing and managing the information we need – and avoiding what we don’t.

To that end, Exelon recently completed some important technological improvements – from new Exchange 2010 (with our new two-year retention policy) and new IT Service Desk to a better solution for ordering services and devices, among others – that should allow all of us to work smarter, more efficiently and with fewer technology-related distractions. Technology shouldn’t get in the way of innovation – it should help. Innovation, however, doesn’t start and stop with teams designated for the task, nor does it necessarily require a technological invention or mini trade show. It’s about looking at what we do and how we do it, and asking: “Is there a better way?” Innovation has to live everywhere within Exelon; you may have the answer, and we want you to share it! If you have ideas about your work area, make sure to share them with your manager. Sincerely,

Sonny Garg

Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer

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Inside Exelon November • December 2013 Inside Exelon is published bimonthly by Exelon Corporate Communications for the employees and retirees of Exelon Corporation, highlighting the people, products, services and strategic issues that help shape our vision, performance that drives progress.

Editor: Emily Chen

Contributors: Rosalinda Abrego-Christmon, Cheryl Bergeson, Melanie Dickersbach, Noelle Gaffney, Howard Karesh, Kristopher Keys, Laura Micheli, Ann Mooney, Kristen Otterness, Melissa Schuh, Greg Smore, David Tolliver, Liz Williamson, Tim Wirth

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Exelon, CENG Working Toward Intregration

Innovation Station

OpCo Spotlight: PECO Gas Supply and Transportation

Also in this issue: 2 By the Numbers: Exelon Real Estate and Facilities 3 Exelon 2020 Program Update 5 Compliance Corner 10 Break Time


By the Numbers | Letters from Employees | Three things

By the Numbers: Exelon Real Estate and Facilities We’re seeing that technology, mobility and a shift toward more frequent and varied forms of collaboration with colleagues requires new thinking about how our workspaces are designed to more productively meet our evolving needs. Recently, BSC Real Estate & Facilities conducted research via online employee surveys and site observations to see how effective our Chase, Cantera, Kennett Square, Candler and Pratt environments work with today’s work styles and workplace needs. BSC Real Estate and Facilities will provide information on recommended workplace enhancements as a result of this research. FACTS ABOUT RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO DATE:

877,000 sf

~3,000 EMPLOYEES SURVEYED

AMOUNT OF SPACE INCLUDED IN THE

EMPLOYEES

WORKPLACE RESEARCH SCOPE

RESPONDING TO THE SURVEY

DEPARTMENTS IN WORKPLACE

609

RESEARCH SCOPE

130,500 4,715

STOPS MADE BY OBSERVERS DURING SITE OBSERVATIONS

Letters from Employees

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SITE OBSERVATION DATA POINTS COLLECTED

SURVEY DATA POINTS COLLECTED

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Three things you should know about… Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station

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Fort Calhoun Station is a single 478.6-megawatt pressurized water reactor located on the west bank of the Missouri River.

Want to comment about something you read in Inside Exelon? Have a thought about a company initiative mentioned in an article? We’re looking for letters from employees to publish in this space each month. Write to InsideExelon@exeloncorp.com or send a note to: Inside Exelon – Letters from You 10 S. Dearborn, 50-SE-001 Chicago, IL 60603

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While the plant was shut down for a scheduled refueling outage in 2011, the Missouri River flooded much of the 600-acre site with what has been called a 500-year flood.

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In 2012, Exelon and the Omaha Public Power District, which owns Fort Calhoun, entered into an agreement for Exelon to manage the site’s recovery and oversee the site’s day-to-day operations through 2033.


Exelon 2020 | Community Connection

Exelon 2020 Program Update Exelon 2020 has been Exelon’s strategy for reducing, offsetting or displacing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2008. This comprehensive strategy is built on a three-pronged approach for creating business value through the abatement of GHG emission by:

The updated Exelon 2020 goal is to reduce, offset or displace 17.5 million metric tons of GHGs annually by 2020.

1. R  educing or offsetting Exelon’s carbon footprint by greening our operations;

Performance in 2013 has been strong – with projected performance through Q3 reaching nearly 74 percent of the updated Exelon 2020 goal. This performance has been driven from all segments of the corporation and includes improvements in our operations, upgrades to our systems, expanded offerings to assist our customers and careful management of our facilities and fleet vehicles. Contributions also come directly from employees through programs such as the ECO-Team’s annual Earth Day ECOChallenge in April, which involved 200 participants on 22 teams. Help Exelon reach its goal! If you have an idea or suggestions that can help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, please contact responsibility@exeloncorp.com.

2. H  elping our customers and the communities we serve reduce their greenhouse gas emissions; and 3. Offering more low-carbon electricity in the marketplace. The original Exelon 2020 goal was to abate 15.7 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions annually by 2020. The 15.7 million was equivalent to Exelon’s GHG emissions during its first year of operations in 2001. At the end of 2012, the original Exelon 2020 program was updated to reflect the integration of Exelon and Constellation, combining the original Exelon 2020 goal and two existing 2010 GHG goals set by Constellation prior to the merger.

by Melanie Dickersbach, Corporate Strategy

Community Connection Introducing the new Energy for the Community site! Exelon’s transition to a new volunteer management site is now complete. In late August Exelon debuted the new Energy for the Community Volunteer Site. The updated site is much easier to navigate and provides a userfriendly environment with single sign-on capability for users logging in while on the Exelon network. All employees now have a single location to track their volunteer hours, search and create volunteer opportunities and apply for Dollars for Doers awards. Enhancements didn’t just stop at the website. Improvements were also made to volunteer rewards and recognition programs. Exelon’s Dollars for Doers program expanded to a three-tiered approach that was already being used by legacy Constellation employees. Dollars for Doers now offers a maximum of $700 annually in grants per employee to nonprofits based on the following criteria: •  10 hours of volunteer service results in a $100 grant to a non-profit(s) of the employee’s choosing •  20 hours of volunteer service results in a $200 grant to a non-profit(s)of the employee’s choosing; this can be earned in addition to the $100 grant by building on the existing 10 hours

with a single non-profit and can be earned in addition to the $100 and $200 grants by building on the existing 20 hours The new Energy for the Community Volunteer Site is your one-stop source for volunteer events and the latest news throughout Exelon’s Energy For The Community programs. Be sure to visit the site to track your volunteer activity and keep an eye out for the 2014 Employee Volunteer Awards application, coming soon. by Darryl Xavier Johnson, Corporate Relations

•  40 hours of volunteer service results in a $400 grant to a non-profit(s) of the employee’s choosing; this must be used

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Cover Story | Powering Lives

Powering Lives Innovation at ComEd ComEd takes pride in a culture that is defined by a commitment to quality, innovation and delivering results to customers. As just one example, innovation is at the heart of digital smart grid technologies, so it may not be surprising that more than 36 employee-led innovations have been generated in support of ComEd’s Smart Grid initiative. But it doesn’t end there. From meter readers and engineers to customer service representatives and attorneys, employees across ComEd are coming up with innovative ways to improve productivity and better serve customers. ComEd is recognizing and rewarding this commitment to innovation. Last year, the company launched a new employee award program – I Power Lives – to acknowledge outstanding demonstrations of initiative, ingenuity and innovation. The I Power Lives evaluation criteria include: • Helps make ComEd a high-performing organization; • Resolves problems creatively and quickly; • Delivers work that results in innovations or efficiencies; and • Demonstrates value-based behaviors in an exceptional manner. The I Power Lives award is the highest form of recognition a ComEd employee can achieve. In addition to formal recognition, the winners receive $2,500 as a further reward for their efforts. “As we continue to undergo a significant transformation, we are asking more of ourselves. Our future success depends on the highest levels of employee engagement and a commitment to creating a work environment where innovation thrives,” said ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore. “When our employees go the extra mile and truly demonstrate a passion for and ability to find ways to serve our customers, we want to make sure we say ‘thank you’ in a big way.“ Employees Fueling the Engine of Innovation Employees throughout ComEd are successfully fueling the engine of innovation. Here are two stories that exemplify the creativity, problem-solving ability and commitment to customers that abound at ComEd. Mobile Meter Reading Application for Smart Phones ComEd meter readers Jerald Fitzpatrick and Victor Beltran personify the spirit of innovation that is thriving at the company. In June, they received the I Power Lives award for their collaborative work to develop a mobile meter reading application for smart phones. Motivated by the desire to enhance meter reading productivity and safety, and supported by Supervisor Bruce Douglas and Manager Bill Walsh, they used their technology skills and business aptitude to create an app that puts a wealth of practical information at the fingertips of meter readers in the field, including:

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Meter readers Victor Beltran and Jerald Fitzpatrick received the I Power Lives award from ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore for developing an innovative way to enhance safety and efficiency within the Meter Reading department.

• D  isplaying all meter reader routes on the system as well as turn-by-turn directions through the route via Google maps; • O  ffering specific and relevant information about individual premises on the route, such as indicating the meter is located in basement or that there is a dog on site; • Incorporating safety bulletins and rules; • S  upplying direct links to every police department in the service territory and Exelon Security; • Answering frequently asked questions; and • A  ffording multiple language translations of the phrase “I am from ComEd and here to read your meter.” Pramaggiore added: “Clearly this was an ideal partnership. On their own initiative, this team devoted numerous hours and considerable effort to developing and enhancing this app. They represent the best of what can be achieved when you combine creative thinking, a solid skill set and a willingness to add value.” ComEd is currently piloting the technology with 30 meter readers and exploring opportunities for expansion. First Plug-in Hybrid Splicing Van Dan Moody, senior governmental equipment compliance specialist, received the I Power Lives award in August for leading a collaborative effort to design and build the first plug-in hybrid splicing van that incorporates work-site manhole cooling for the crew. ComEd’s Fleet department was seeking to expand its hybrid portfolio as a way to eliminate noise and engine fumes for the Underground Splicing crews working in downtown Chicago. In addition, employees who work in those manholes had described the extreme heat they faced, especially in the city’s hot and humid summers.


Cover Story | Powering Lives | Compliance Corner

Compliance Corner Compliance and Ethics in the News

Dan Moody, a senior governmental equipment compliance specialist at ComEd, led a collaborative effort to design and build the first plug-in hybrid splicing van that incorporates work-site manhole cooling for the crew.

Moody took the lead in bringing together four vendors that previously had not worked together to design and build the first plug-in hybrid splicing van that incorporates work-site manhole cooling for the crew. The base vehicle was designed by employees from the Underground standardization team and includes added features such as all-electric work-site operation, eliminating idling, exportable power from the hybrid battery for electrical accessories, manhole cooling and heating, and an all-electric auxiliary air conditioner for the cab that works with the engine off. The air conditioning system blows air through the bottom of the truck to cool the inside of the manhole. This system cools the manhole from 95 degrees to 75 degrees in 20 minutes. The result is a vehicle that provides quiet, pollution-free performance in an urban setting – and without the need for continuous engine idling. “This project effectively addressed three distinct ComEd goals: leveraging clean energy; providing a better working environment for underground crews; and reducing the pollution and noise generated by the vehicle,” said Mike Radziewicz, director of Fleet Services. “No one had built anything like this before, which defines innovation.” Since delivery, the van has been displayed at the Smart Grid Road show in Springfield and the ComEd Engineering Conference, and was awarded the 2013 Work Truck Show Green Award in Indianapolis in March.

$410 million – Fines and penalties imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on JP Morgan for alleged manipulation of electricity prices in both California and the Midwest. According to the allegations, JP Morgan used improper bidding strategies to squeeze excessive payments from the agencies that manage the power grids in those areas. $272 million – Amount Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) expected to spend to review and upgrade pipeline records in the wake of the catastrophic San Bruno gas explosion and fire of September 2010. The California Public Utility Commission recently proposed $2.25 billion in fines and penalties against PG&E. 5% - The percent of annual revenue that companies lose to occupational fraud – theft of company assets, timesheet abuse, falsification of travel and expense reports, etc. – according to a 2012 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This amounts to a total of $3.5 trillion every year. $34 million – Amount of recovery Duke Corporation lost after an ethics scandal prompted Indiana state regulators to reverse and dismiss two prior rulings. We are committed to doing what’s right. Each of us is personally accountable for building a culture that sustains Exelon’s vision and values. Setting the right tone at the top is vital as we continue to build a culture of integrity. Managers set the tone of the day-to-day work environment and establish the importance – or lack of importance – of ethical conduct. Compliance and ethics failures can have significant, negative results. Let’s operate our businesses with integrity at all times. by Kristopher Keys, Corporate Compliance and Ethics

In addition, Moody is continuing to work on design enhancements for future vehicles based on feedback from the crews that are using the prototype. by Noelle Gaffney, ComEd Communications

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Around Exelon

Exelon Partnerships Advance D&I Priorities We succeed as an inclusive and diverse team: We foster an inclusive culture of trust, collaboration and performance. We welcome and respect people with different perspectives, backgrounds and traits because we know that diverse teams drive powerful outcomes. Exelon’s D&I value requires constant focus, and the D&I Office is working on multiple fronts to increase awareness of opportunities at Exelon for individuals of all backgrounds and promote available programs to internal and external audiences. Partnership with National Organization on Disability (NOD) Exelon is a member of the National Organization on Disability’s CEO Council, which offers business leaders support and guidance on expanding successful recruitment of individuals with disabilities and provides workplace safety advice for employees with disabilities.

Exelon Resource Group for Families with Special Needs Employees are currently in the process of establishing an Employee Resource Group (ERG) called “Exelon Resource Group for Families with Special Needs.” This new ERG will focus on providing resources for Exelon employees who have family members with special needs and coordinate events to provide educational opportunities for all employees.

Exelon joined the NOD to host the “Time for Action: Corporate America Steps Up to Hire People with Disabilities” luncheon and panel discussion on Oct. 8 in Philadelphia. Visit myExelon to learn more about that event. In addition, Exelon provided feedback for and will participate in the NOD Disability Employment tracker. The new corporate self assessment tool will allow companies to: • Confidentially assess their disability employment practices; • Use results as an internal training and report module; and • B  enchmark disability employment efforts against leading practices. Results from the assessment are confidential and will be used to improve Exelon’s disability policies and programs. NOD Start on Success Initiative at PECO NOD launched Start on Success in 1994 in response to the high unemployment and underemployment rates among people with disabilities. Through the program, Exelon’s Philadelphia utility, PECO, hired two students who completed a successful summer internship. Talent Acquisition Exelon recently connected with GettingHired.com, the largest national employment and networking website connecting talented job seekers who have disabilities with employers. In addition, Exelon has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to identify positions to help injured service members transition to employment at Exelon.

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Innovative Energy Program at ComEd Exelon’s Chicago utility, ComEd, launched an energy efficiency program designed for and taught by individuals with developmental disabilities. The program is the first of its kind to be organized by a U.S. utility company. by David Tolliver, Diversity and Inclusion


Get to Know...

Get to Know... Joe Nigro Executive Vice President, Exelon, and President and CEO, Constellation

What is your vision for Constellation? Our goal is to be America’s top energy provider. We’ll reach that goal by focusing on our employees, customers, growth and operational excellence. Building a culture that is inclusive, as well as compliant, is also important to us achieving our vision. What are the major challenges to your business in the near term, and how are you facing them?

We face a challenging market right now. Natural gas and power prices and overall market volatility remain low, and margins are challenged. We do see power price upside in the future and Constellation is exceptionally well positioned for that, given our portfolio. We will focus on the factors we can control in the near term, including growing our Retail, Fuels and Wholesale Origination businesses. Our team is also managing through the current environment by focusing on improving our operations. What are the cultural elements your business needs to embrace to be successful? One of Constellation’s top priorities right now is building an inclusive and open culture. Our employees need to feel that their ideas and contributions are appreciated in order for us to be able to grow, promote innovation and better serve our customers. Our employees are paramount to Constellation’s success. In September, we kicked off an effort at Constellation to address the cultural gaps revealed earlier this year in the Exelon employee engagement survey, as well as in a separate Constellation cultural assessment. Leadership spent an entire day working side-by-side with a team of 60 employees from all parts of the organization to start work on those areas needing the most improvement. The outcomes will include actionable ways to engage employees at all Constellation locations, and we will hold ourselves accountable to that promise throughout the process. We are committed to getting this right.

Interviews conducted and condensed by Laura Micheli, Constellation Communications and Howard Karesh, Corporate Communications

M. Bridget Reidy

What is your vision for the Supply function at Exelon?

Our vision is to be a true strategic partner, anticipating the needs of the business and using our relationships, knowledge and skills to help Exelon and all of our operating companies meet their objectives through effective and efficient sourcing of products and services. That is the essence of what we do. While our day-to-day task is to handle all elements of the supply chain – from procurement up to payment – for nearly every item Exelon buys, the real value comes from our unique view across all of Exelon and our ability to improve processes and systems, drive higher quality at a lower cost and reduce risk to the companies. Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Officer

How is Supply helping the company face its challenges? First, we must succeed in getting the very best from our business partners. If we don’t have the right products and services available in the right places and the right times and at the right cost, we can’t meet our most basic obligation: keep the lights on and the electricity and gas flowing. Second, we have the ability to advance key values for Exelon – like our commitment to diversity. Through the collective efforts of Supply and our Exelon business partners, we spent over $750 million with diverse suppliers in the communities we serve. What should our employees know about Supply? In many ways the Supply organization is a mini-Exelon – we have people in every operating company and at nearly every location. We are part of every storm and every nuclear outage, every advertising campaign and every technology purchase. Our structure, and the visibility it gives us, allows Supply to source products across Nuclear and the utilities to save both organizations money, time and risk by more strategically sourcing a product once. Beyond our structure and presence is our ability to innovate and improve quality for all Exelon businesses while ensuring that we deliver value. For example, because of our relationships with thousands of business partners across every category of spend, we can reverse engineer a procurement process – and make sure that we are paying what we “should” be paying instead of what a particular vendor might offer.

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Around Exelon

Exelon, CENG Working Toward Integration The Exelon Nuclear fleet is growing. In July, Exelon announced that it will integrate the three commercial nuclear power plants operated by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) in New York and Maryland into its nuclear fleet. The move brings together two world-class nuclear fleets that are equally dedicated to safety and operational excellence. The integration includes transferring the operating licenses of CENG’s plants to Exelon Generation. CENG’s three nuclear plants include five reactors capable of generating more than 3,900 megawatts. They are: • R  .E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, NY, a single 577-megawatt pressurized water reactor • N  ine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, NY, two boiling water reactors that produce a total of 1,595 megawatts • C  alvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md., with two pressurized water reactors that produce a total of 1,753 megawatts Since the announcement, a core integration team of Exelon and CENG leaders has been working together to consolidate both

Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station

organizations and prepare them for the targeted close date of March 15, 2014, pending Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval of the license transfers. The consolidation will bring the CENG plants into the Exelon Nuclear fleet under the Exelon Nuclear Management Model, which has been the driver of success and consistent high-level operations across Exelon’s nuclear fleet since 2000. Throughout the integration process, the team will look to incorporate best practices from both fleets to create an even stronger, unified organization. “Our organizations are very similar operationally, and by bringing them together, we can further improve fleet efficiencies and performance, and reduce operating costs using the proven Exelon Nuclear Management Model,” said Carol Peterson, Exelon Nuclear vice president, strategy and planning, and integration team lead. Following the integration of the CENG plants, Exelon Nuclear will operate 23 nuclear units at 14 locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Nebraska with a total owned generating capacity of 19,165 megawatts. by Kristen Otterness, Nuclear Communications

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

Perryman Generating Station to expand Preliminary work and project planning is underway for an expansion of Exelon Power’s Perryman Generating Station. The project will add a simple-cycle gas-fired unit with a capacity of 120 megawatts (MW) to Perryman, which is part of Exelon Power’s Maryland Peaking fleet. Located near Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, Perryman currently has five units with a total capacity of 345 MW. Four of the plant’s units are oil fired combustion turbines and the fifth unit is fueled by natural gas. Exelon agreed to develop 120 MW of gas-fired generation by December 2015 as part of a more than $1 billion package of merger-related benefits for Maryland. “The Perryman expansion adds to our portfolio of clean energy, helps Exelon meet our merger commitments and is a key element of Exelon Power’s Asset Management and Growth focus area,” said

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Ron DeGregorio, senior vice president, Exelon Generation and president, Exelon Power. In 2008, Constellation filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission to upgrade Perryman Station with up to 600 MW of new gas-fired generation as part of efforts to meet anticipated future demand. With the significant changes to the economy and energy market, the project was downsized and eventually put on hold. Construction of the new unit at Perryman is scheduled to begin in 2014. Exelon Power has contracted with Pratt & Whitney Power Systems for the new Perryman unit, which is the company’s latest turbine design. by Tim Wirth, Generation Communications


Around Exelon | Innovation Station

More than 1,000 visitors attend Conowingo Open House Over the last weekend of summer 2013, more than 1,000 people took advantage of the nice weather and spent their day learning how Maryland’s Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station produces clean, renewable energy. Conowingo, which stretches across the lower Susquehanna River, connecting Maryland’s Harford and Cecil Counties via U.S. Route 1, hosted a public open house for visitors to experience how the dam has been keeping the lights on for more than 85 years. At the open house, visitors were able to see Conowingo’s 11 turbine generators, including the original seven turbines that went online in 1928 and continue to produce clean energy today. Inside Conowingo’s powerhouse, visitors had the opportunity to step inside one of the turbines and see for themselves how the dam uses the waters of the mighty Susquehanna to make energy. Visitors also learned how Conowingo’s fish lift helps more than 1 million migratory and resident fish, including American shad, navigate the Susquehanna past the dam every year. “Conowingo gets a lot of interest from the public, so we decided to set aside a weekend so our employees could host tours of the dam,” said Conowingo General Manager Ken Poletti. “Our employees enjoy being a part of the community and they take an enormous amount of pride in Conowingo, so they were very happy

Visitors tour Conowingo Turbine Hall and the original seven generating units built in 1928

to show it off to visitors.” Over the course of the two-day open house, more than 1,000 visitors toured Conowingo, many of which were families with children. by Tim Wirth, Generation Communications

Innovation Station Powerful New Technology for Growing Exelon Power Exelon Generation Communications has created a mobile app for Exelon Power that provides key information about Exelon Power’s sites, their fuel type, capacity, their ISO and links to Google Maps to provide directions. With the combination of plants through the merger, Exelon Power’s fleet is now capable of generating over 15,000 megawatts, with power plants in 16 states and Canada. “We have a much broader footprint, with a lot of employees traveling frequently to support our sites,” said Valencia McClure, director of Communications for Exelon Power. “This app gives them the

need-to-know information about the sites while on the go.” The app is designed for internal use and is compatible with Blackberry, Android and iOS devices. This innovation also helps reduce the need for printed materials. “In the past, Communications would produce printed fact books, but with the growth and changes to Power’s fleet, that’s not really practical,” added McClure. Outside of the merger, over the past two years, Exelon Power has built seven wind projects, purchased a gas plant in Texas and is building a large solar plant in California. Also, the business has sold assets in California and is developing new plants in Maryland, as part of the merger commitments. “This app can be quickly updated, is easily accessible and we expect it will be a valuable tool for our employees,” said McClure. by Tim Wirth, Generation Communications

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Break Time | Community Connection

Break Time

Performance that drives progress

The theme of this issue of Inside Exelon is “Innovation.” The Exelon vision focuses on our performance that drives progress. Use the underlined words from our vision statement to complete the word search puzzle below. Send your word search answers to InsideExelon@exeloncorp.com by December 18. Ten winners chosen at random from the correct entries will receive Exelon prizes. Check the intranet during the week of December 30 for the correct answers and to find out if you’re a winner. Good luck! At Exelon, we believe that our high-performance energy is the engine of progress. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do means that we are driven to learn and grow, challenging ourselves to constantly adapt, enhance and advance. Every day we focus on maximizing the potential of energy. Safely. Reliably. Sustainably. We vigorously compete to give our customers greater choice and value, and drive innovations that help businesses function more effectively and help people live better. Our end-to-end perspective across the energy business, coupled with our ingenuity and commitment, gives us the insight to seize the opportunities of today, while maintaining the focus and long-term view to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. We make energy work harder because we believe that clean, affordable energy is the key to a brighter, more sustainable future – where our customers succeed, our communities thrive and our nation prospers.

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Wellness at Work Wellness Benefits Available Year-Round Though the 2013 Health Steps deadline has come and gone, Exelon offers benefits under the Power Through Health wellness program all year. Employees* who want to improve their health are invited to take advantage of these perks: • W  eight-loss program discounts – Exelon employees are eligible for discounts on programs including Weight Watchers, Seattle Sutton and NutriSystem. • F  itness center reimbursements – Employees can be reimbursed up to $50 per quarter for fitness center memberships after completing at least 20 workouts per quarter. In addition to traditional gym memberships, the reimbursement is also available for studios and clubs that offer specialized fitness programs, such as yoga, tennis, spinning and boot camps. • G  lobalFit –Exelon employees can take advantage of GlobalFit, which offers discounts on well-known chains and local fitness centers across the country. 10 Inside Exelon | November · December 2013

For details on Power Through Health and these specific benefits, visit the Wellness Program page on exelonbenefits.com, and choose “weight management” or “physical fitness.” *GlobalFit is available to all employees. Weight-loss program discounts and fitness center reimbursements are available to non-represented employees in the U.S. and to represented security employees at Braidwood. by Jennifer Medley, Exelon Benefits


A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of a…

As a BGE equipment operator, Steve Brubach makes sure his coworkers have the equipment and materials they need to perform their jobs successfully every day. From cross arms to transformers to the wire that carries electricity throughout BGE’s service territory, Brubach ensures ample inventory and supplies. And while that’s a full-time job in itself, Brubach never loses sight of another critically important part of any job: safety. Real Opportunity With dozens of field employees stocking their vehicles to prepare for the day, BGE’s Monument Street Warehouse is a busy place in the morning. One activity—measuring and cutting wire—requires that employees uncoil, measure, cut and bundle hundreds of feet of electric wire before each shift. After observing that exercise every day, Brubach grew concerned. “The safety hazard was literally right in front of my eyes—and practically under my feet,” he explained. “They string the wire from one end of the warehouse to the other to measure it, cut it, and finally bundle it. It takes each crew roughly fifteen minutes to do this for 150 feet of wire,” said Brubach. “There are roughly ten crews for each day shift, so the time spent coiling wire is substantial. Add to that the fact that other employees who work in the warehouse’s upper floors

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are walking through the area while the wire is strewn across the warehouse, and the safety concern is pretty obvious,” he added. To address the safety risk, Brubach suggested purchasing a wire coiling machine that measures, rolls and cuts the reels of wire without the need to uncoil it on the warehouse floor. This new method of preparing cable not only mitigates tripping hazards, it improves efficiencies by cutting the time it takes to measure, cut and coil 150 feet of wire from 15 minutes to about two minutes. The cost to diminish safety hazards and improve efficiencies was minimal—$7,500 to be exact. “That’s pretty reasonable when you consider the safety value that this machine provides,” said Fred Jackson, supervisor of distribution operations. “And there are also ergonomic benefits—the guys no longer have to hunch over to hand coil hundreds of feet of wire.” This one little piece of equipment, which has made a big impact, is being considered for use at other company locations. “Looking for safety concerns should be top of mind for every BGE employee,” said Brubach. “The fact that this machine may prevent someone from getting hurt is a good investment all the way around.” by Ann Mooney, BGE Communications

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OpCo Spotlight

OpCo Spotlight: PECO Gas Supply and Transportation “We work to provide the safest, most reliable, and least expensive energy supply for PECO’s gas customers,” said Thillet. “Our team works diligently to guarantee that we have a steady supply of energy to meet the expanding demand for natural gas in our region.” PECO’s Gas Growth Initiative seeks to expand natural gas service to customers and areas not currently served by PECO. Employees from various departments throughout PECO and Gas Operations support the natural gas growth initiative, including Distribution System Planning, Construction and Maintenance, and Marketing. PECO has a liquefied natural gas storage facility in West Conshohocken, Pa. with a capacity of 1.2 billion cubic feet. The company purchases natural gas, converts it to liquid by lowering the temperature to 250 degrees below 0(F), and stores it at the West Conshohocken facility for winter peak demand periods. When it’s needed, the liquid is vaporized into gas and distributed to customers across the region.

PECO’s Gas Supply and Transportation division secures reliable energy supply for nearly 500,000 customers. Approximately 300 employees in PECO’s gas delivery and gas plant operations are responsible for building and maintaining the utility’s distribution network and securing natural gas for the company’s customers across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and a small portion of Lancaster counties. The company delivered 78.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2012 and is projected to add its 500,000th gas customer by the end of this year. The division operates more than 12,000 miles of natural gas main and service lines, and more than 30 gate stations.

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The majority of natural gas for PECO customers is transported by the Transcontinental Pipeline and the Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline, which provides gas from the Gulf of Mexico and the Marcellus Shale Formation, respectively. PECO’s Gas Supply and Transmission group, an organization within Gas Operations ensures that the company has sufficient energy available to meet the needs of its customers – from high volume users to residential customers. Carlos Thillet, manager, PECO Gas Supply and Transportation, and his team, purchase and coordinate the delivery of PECO’s natural gas supply. Gas travels from the interstate pipelines to gas gates, and from there is distributed to customers.

“PECO is committed to making natural gas more accessible to customers in our service territory,” said Ron Bradley, vice president, PECO Gas Operations. “We are working to expand our infrastructure in the safest, most efficient way, and we are reaching out to our existing electric customers who may be using other fuels, to encourage them to switch to natural gas.” In addition to meeting the energy needs of PECO’s natural gas customers, the Gas Operations organization is regularly recognized as a utility industry leader in employee safety. PECO was recently awarded the American Gas Association Safety Achievement Award for experiencing one of the lowest injury rates among large electric and natural gas utilities in 2012. by Greg Smore, PECO Communications


In Memoriam

In memory of legacy Exelon employees and retirees East Actives Jerome Dubeck Jr Jun. 23, 2013, 52, Field Service South, Plymouth Service Building East Retirees Ralph Baldwin Jr Jul. 5, 2013, 86, Customer Accounting, Main Office Building Robert Barnes May 30, 2013, 92, Gas Operations, King of Prussia Headquarters Hubert Barrett Aug. 15, 2013, 78, Materials Mgmt, Main Office Building Frederick Barton Jul. 8, 2013, 80, Eastern Div T&D, Warminster Service Building Gervase Birster Aug. 23, 2013, 88, Commercial Operations, Rising Sun District Office

John Hartsough Jul. 13, 2013, 80, Merch Upper Darby, Upper Darby Office

Gertrude Ridge Jun. 25, 2013, 92, Commercial Operations, Warminster Service Building

Michael Auman Jun. 19, 2013, 73, Oper Process, Joliet Generating Station

Don Jenkins Aug. 28, 2013, 82, Oper. Process, Joliet Generating Station

Daniel Hefferan Jun. 21, 2013, 85, General Meter Services

William Rogers Jul. 21, 2013, 82, Elec Optns-South, Main Office Building

Gail Bell Jul. 30, 2013, 61, Oakbrook Call Center, Customer Care Center

Joe Johnson Jul. 22, 2013, 91, Area Mktg., Northbrook

Frank Rosen Jun. 7, 2013, 76, Delaware Station E & P, Delaware Generating Station

Roman Bojan Jul. 17, 2013, 82, Oper Mgr, Chicago North Headquarters

David Savage Jul. 15, 2013, 73, Sys Dev IS&GS, Main Office Building

Wilbur Brandau Jun. 13, 2013, 95, Customer Service, Elgin Headquarters

Raymond Scholl Jr Jun. 30, 2013, 81, Electric Trans & Dist, Newtown Service Building

George Bratcher Aug. 17, 2013, 66, Maintenance Services, Quad Cities Generating Station

Ruth Hunter Jul. 12, 2013, 84, Finance & Accounting, Main Office Building J Richard Irwin Aug. 8, 2013, 82, Safety Division, Main Office Building Kenneth Kammer Aug. 29, 2013, 71, Conowingo Generating Station Walter Keyser May 14, 2013, 89, Electric Trans & Distrib, Newtown Service Building Phillip Klein III Jun. 21, 2013, 91, Maintenance Div, Oregon Shops

Leslie Blanchard Jul. 6, 2013, 69, Supply, Limerick Generating Station

William Leahan Jr Aug. 15, 2013, 91, Purchasing & General Services, Main Office Building

Walter Burger Jun. 25, 2013, 73, Training Div, Limerick Generating Station

Robert Logue Jul. 11, 2013, 92, Nuclear Support, Main Office Building

James Campbell Aug. 12, 2013, 78, Eastern Div T&D, Warminster Service Building Charles Creely Jr Jul. 24, 2013, 73, Customer Operations, Chelten District Office Philip D’Angelo Aug. 21, 2013, 90, Generation Div., Main Office Building Elvira De Armond Jul. 24, 2013, 93, Engineering & Research Dept, Main Office Building William Dimmler Jul. 22, 2013, 92, Electric Transmission & Dist., Dungan Service Building James Garry Jun. 28, 2013, 83, Electric Production, Willow Steam Paul Gebhardt Jun. 4, 2013, 97, Electric Production Dept, Main Office Building Richard Griffiths Aug. 15, 2013, 73, System Control and Storage, West Conshohocken Gas Plant

June, July, August 2013

Cynthia Mack Aug. 16, 2013, 65, Special Services, Main Office Building Helen Mazur Aug. 20, 2013, 98, Personnel Administration Division

Rudolph Schuenemann Jr. Jul. 26, 2013, 70, Aerial Lines, Newtown Service Building Edward Sheehan Jul. 30, 2013, 89, Engineering & Research Dept, Main Office Building Charles Stehlik III Jun. 9, 2013, 67, End User Services, Main Office Building Lawrence Tuoni Jr. Jul. 1, 2013, 69, Maintenance, Limerick Generating Station A.Thomas Winters Jun. 24, 2013, 63, Maintenance PingPredictive, Peach Bottom Generating Station West Actives

Thomas Meers Jun. 20, 2013, 72, Elec Optns-North, Dungan Service Building

MRonald Balma Jul. 14, 2013, 55, Reliability Inspection, Joliet Headquarters

T.D. James Miller Aug. 4, 2013, 95, Gas Operations, West Conshohocken

Donald Konvicka Jul. 19, 2013, 41, Operating, Quad Cities Generating Station

James M. O’Connor Jun. 7, 2013, 76, Plymouth Service Building

John Weaver Aug. 11, 2013, 57, Operations, Clinton Power Station

George Paine Jul. 15, 2013, 92, Commercial Operations, Bridgeport Walter Payne Aug. 21, 2013, 77, Real Estate, Main Office Building William Pryor Jun. 14, 2013, 68, Richmond Generating Station William Reese Aug. 26, 2013, 85, Constr Div E&P, Main Office Building

West Retirees Charles Aho Aug. 6, 2013, 88, Operating Mgr, Libertyville Headquarters Robert Anderson Aug. 17, 2013, 85, Overhead, Elgin Headquarters Jack Andrews Aug. 23, 2013, 69, Radiation Protection, LaSalle Generating Station

Dennis Canfield Jun. 29, 2013, 59, Mechanical Maintenance, Byron Generating Station Joseph Collins Jun. 1, 2013, 82, Advertising, General Office Norman Craig Jun. 22, 2013, 80, Engineering, Crystal Lake Headquarters Youshia Dankha Jun. 22, 2013, 76, Regional Call Center, Chicago North Headquarters Edward Dolence Jun. 23, 2013, 85, Ss Oper, Libertyville Headquarters Ronald Farina May 23, 2013, 78, Oper. Analysis, Rockford Headquarters Dennie Freeman Jul. 3, 2013, 86, Comptroller’s Staff, General Office James Garrey Jun. 30, 2013, 85, Nuclear Safety, General Office Melvin Greene Aug. 10, 2013, 73, Region Oper., University Park Headquarters Miguel Guzman Jun. 13, 2013, 83, Fuel Handling, Joliet Generating Station Angeline Harrigan Jun. 3, 2013, 93, Customer Service, Rockford Headquarters Sharon Higdon Jun. 26, 2013, 69, System Billing & Credit, Oak Creek Center

James Kale Jun. 18, 2013, 81, Overhead, Joliet Headquarters Dennis Kamradt Aug. 19, 2013, 63, Mtce & Const, Chicago South Headquarters Kevin Kangas May 9, 2013, 61, Oper. Process, Waukegan Generating Station David Kaufman Jun. 13, 2013, 91, District Supt., Harvey Headquarters Kenneth Kibler Jul. 31, 2013, 82, Meter, Waukegan Headquarters Ray Knapp Jul. 17, 2013, 96, Ss Oper., Glenbard Headquarters Raymond Kuebler Jun. 1, 2013, 89, Sales Services, Joliet Headquarters

Robert Munch Jun. 4, 2013, 84, Overhead, Rockford Headquarters Duane Myers May 31, 2013, 91, Overhead, Rockford Headquarters Paula Onstad Aug . 22, 2013, 66, Station Laborers, Zion Generating Station Lewis Panzer Apr. 22, 2013, 64, Mech Mtce, Zion Generating Station Richard Perrone Jul. 13, 2013, 68, Stores, Chicago North Headquarters Patricia Richardson Aug. 12, 2013, 63, System Credit, Oak Creek Center Howard Rosengren Aug. 17, 2013, 83, Load Disp & Oper, Chicago South Headquarters Roger Seelund Jun. 24, 2013, 77, Kin Sup Pro Team, Kincaid Generating Station Harry Smith Jul. 15, 2013, 88, SS Const., Rockford Headquarters

Leroy Larson Jun. 12, 2013, 90, Mec. Mtce., Ridgeland Station

Eugene Sowa Jul. 12, 2013, 72, Elec Mtce, Dresden Generating Station

Albert Laschober Aug. 1, 2013, 64, Transportation- Chauffeurs, Chicago Loop Tech

Paul St. Aubin Jun. 15, 2013, 70, Field Billing, University Park Headquarters

Edward MacDonald Aug. 10, 2013, 78, General Accounting, General Office

Janet Stanish Jul. 15, 2013, 58, Account Mgmt, Libertyville Headquarters

Jonas Martinkus Aug. 18, 2013, 83, Electrical Engineering, Technical Center Terry McClard Jul. 22, 2013, 65, Boiler Team, Kincaid Generating Station George McDermott Aug. 29, 2013, 86, SS Oper., Chicago North Headquarters Francis McKinley Jun. 24, 2013, 94, Mec. Mtce, Ridgeland Station Robert McNulty Aug. 2, 2013, 80, Ofc.Mgr.of Investments, General Office Salvatore Meccia May 29, 2013, 75, Field Billing, Elgin Headquarters

Edward Steeve May 8, 2013, 89, Ofc Sr VP Johnson, General Office Merrill Taylor Jul. 9, 2013, 91, Elec. Mtce., Waukegan Generating Station Russell Vlcek Jul. 23, 2013, 68, Trans & Substation, Maywood Headquarters James Wareham Jun. 22, 2013, 91, Oper. Analysis, Glenbard Headquarters Frank Warszalek Jul. 6, 2013, 74, DmcOvhd, Chicago South Headquarters

John Miller Jun. 28, 2013, 82, Underground, Libertyville Headquarters

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