NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exelon employees from across the company, including utility lineworkers, customer service representatives, power plant workers and more, joined today to ring The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the company’s status as a Fortune 100 company. Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane joined the group of 10 employees on the bell podium.
Exelon was named to the Fortune 100 earlier this year based on 2015 revenue gains, following strong growth across its business and a commitment to investing in clean energy and next-generation energy grid technology.
“This is an important milestone in Exelon’s history and a reflection of our employees’ strong commitment to delivering continued growth,” Crane said. “As the only Fortune 100 company in our sector, we serve more utility customers and produce more zero-carbon energy than any other company nationwide. We are uniquely positioned to lead the transition to a clean energy future by continuing to invest in technology and innovations that benefit our customers and communities.”
Since being named to the Fortune 100, Exelon has continued to grow. The company completed its merger with Pepco Holdings in March and is investing $25 billion on critical infrastructure, smart grid technology and other customer service improvements to benefit the 10 million electric and gas customers across Exelon’s six utilities.
Exelon also is leading the transition to a clean energy future by advocating for policies and market reforms that support zero-carbon energy, including nuclear, solar, wind, hydro, battery storage and other clean technologies. Exelon is also fostering a culture of innovation and partnering with top universities, national labs, government agencies, venture capitalists and private equity firms to unleash new technology that has the potential to transform the industry, spur clean energy options and provide greater benefits to customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is a Fortune 100 energy company with the largest number of utility customers in the U.S. Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada and had 2015 revenue of $34.5 billion. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco subsidiaries. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric generating capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2.5 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.