Constellation today kicked off its 2014 E2 Energy to Educate Grants program. Since its inception in 2010, the program has provided nearly $1.5 million in funding for student projects that have enhanced the understanding of energy-related science and technology issues for an estimated 80,000 students.
Students in grades six through 12 can apply for program grants up to $25,000; students in two- and four-year colleges can apply for up to $50,000. Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2014.
“We’re proud to support research and education programs that help prepare students for the energy opportunities that lie ahead and to build the science, math and technology skills they need to be successful in any career,” said Joseph Nigro, CEO of Constellation.
In 2013, the program awarded $310,000 and reached nearly 21,000 students nationwide. The student projects included developing demand response technologies, model electric vehicle competitions, renewable energy and energy efficiency analysis, and many other topics.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves more than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and more than 1 million residential customers. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion, and more than 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets.