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Honeywell to Deliver Landmark Demand Response Program to Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

New Honeywell UtilityPRO Thermostat Will Help Reduce Peak Energy
Consumption and Drive Savings for an Estimated 420,000 Households

MINNEAPOLIS, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
today announced that Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary
of Constellation Energy, has selected the company to provide marketing,
installation and call center support for the utility's residential Demand
Response Infrastructure (DRI) program. The new Honeywell UtilityPRO(TM)
thermostat also will be a key incentive for the program, which will help
cut energy costs for participating customers and give the utility greater
control of peak consumption on hot days when air conditioning use strains
the power grid.


BGE and Honeywell expect to enroll an estimated 420,000 customers in
the program, almost 50 percent of the utility's residential customer base
with central air conditioning. This is 20 to 30 percent above typical
demand response participation, making this one of the country's largest and
most significant residential programs to date. BGE estimates its DRI
program will reduce over 600 megawatts of peak energy use by 2012,
equivalent to the generation capacity of a small- to mid-sized power plant.

"BGE's DRI program is part of our overall effort to transform and
expand customer options for reducing energy costs and managing energy
usage," said David Greenberg, principal electric supply analyst and project
lead for BGE's DRI program. "In January 2007, BGE announced its Smart
Energy Savers Program(SM) which is comprised of three initiatives: Demand
Response Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency/Conservation, and Advanced
Metering Infrastructure/Dynamic Pricing. Combined these programs will make
a significant difference in reducing energy usage and helping customers
lower their energy bills. This benefits individual customers, facilitates
better management of the power grid, as well as improves the environment."

BGE customers who enroll in the program can receive a professionally
installed Honeywell UtilityPRO -- a digital touchscreen thermostat designed
specifically for demand response programs. UtilityPRO features wireless
technology that lets BGE communicate with the thermostats, and cycle air
conditioners on and off for brief intervals. The change in temperature in
the home is hardly noticeable, and the cycling helps limit energy
consumption on the hottest spring and summer days.

In return, BGE customers receive a thermostat that can reduce energy
costs up to 20 percent. Built on the same platform as Honeywell
VisionPRO(TM), the best-selling, award-winning programmable thermostat,
UtilityPRO features intuitive touchscreen interaction and a large,
easy-to-read backlit display. It also offers online programming
capabilities so users can adjust settings via the Internet.

BGE can send customized text messages to the thermostats as well -- an
industry first. For example, the utility could send weather forecasts to
customers, or updates on other energy efficiency and conservation programs.
In addition, BGE could provide customers with billing data, including
current rates and month-to-date charges.

Customers also can opt for a switch that connects directly to the air
conditioner. The switch functions similar to the thermostat, cycling the
equipment on and off.

Honeywell Utility Solutions will manage certain aspects of the BGE
program, including an integrated marketing plan that will use advertising,
direct mail, Web outreach and community events to reach customers. In
addition, the company will schedule appointments, install the thermostats
and switches, and provide customer service and ongoing maintenance. And it
will supply the IT backbone to track all activity and give the utility a
single view of the entire program.

Honeywell expects to install the thermostats and switches in less than
four years.

"The growing challenge of managing energy consumption requires an
assertive answer, which is exactly what we're delivering to Baltimore Gas
and Electric," said Kent Anson, vice president of Global Energy for
Honeywell Building Solutions. "As the leader in demand response, we have
the state-of-the art technology, expert support and comprehensive marketing
services necessary to successfully implement a program of this magnitude."

BGE,, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's
largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million
electric customers and more than 640,000 natural gas customers in Central
Maryland. The company's approximately 3,000 employees are committed to the
safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced
energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community
assistance. BGE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Energy,, a FORTUNE 125 company also headquartered in
Baltimore with subsidiaries that generate, sell and deliver energy and
provide other energy-related services to customers throughout North

Honeywell Utility Solutions, a division of Honeywell Building
Solutions, has 25 years experience designing and implementing demand
response programs for utilities. The business has installed more than
950,000 load control devices to date, which makes it the largest
implementer of residential demand response in North America. It also
provides smart metering, and energy and water conservation solutions to
utilities. For more information, visit

Honeywell International is a $36 billion diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products
and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in
Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York,
London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please
visit Honeywell Building Solutions is part of the
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, a global leader
in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and
profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe,
comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more
information about Building Solutions, access

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