For the fourth quarter of 2012, heating degree-days in the PECO service territory were up 13.8 percent from 2011 but were 9.0 percent below normal. Total retail electric deliveries were up 2.3 percent quarter over quarter. On the gas side, deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2012 were up 12.4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011.
Weather-normalized retail electric deliveries were up 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 relative to 2011, reflecting increases in deliveries to residential and large consumer & industrial customers and declines in deliveries to small commercial & industrial customers. Weather-normalized gas deliveries were up 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. For PECO, weather had a favorable after-tax effect of $17 million on fourth quarter 2012 earnings relative to 2011 and unfavorable after-tax effect of $10 million relative to normal weather.
BGE consists of electricity transmission and distribution operations and retail natural gas distribution operations in central Maryland.
BGE’s GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $15 million. The net income included after-tax costs of $3 million associated with the merger and integration initiatives. Excluding the effects of these items, BGE’s adjusted (non-GAAP) Operating Earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $18 million.Adjusted (non-GAAP) Operating Earnings Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating earnings, which generally exclude significant one-time charges or credits that are not normally associated with ongoing operations, mark-to-market adjustments from economic hedging activities and unrealized gains and losses from NDT fund investments, are provided as a supplement to results reported in accordance with GAAP. Management uses such adjusted (non-GAAP) operating earnings measures internally to evaluate the company’s performance and manage its operations. Reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted (non-GAAP) operating earnings for historical periods is attached. Additional earnings release attachments, which include the reconciliation on pages 10 and 11 are posted on Exelon’s Web site: www.exeloncorp.com and have been furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K on February 7, 2013. Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made by Exelon Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company, PECO Energy Company, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company and Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Registrants) include those factors discussed herein, as well as the items discussed in (1) Exelon’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K in (a) ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) ITEM 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (c) ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data: Note 18; (2) Constellation Energy Group’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K in (a) ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) ITEM 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (c) ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data: Note 12; (3) the Registrants’ Third Quarter 2012 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q in (a) Part II, Other Information, ITEM 1A. Risk Factors and (b) Part I, Financial Information, ITEM 1. Financial Statements: Note 15; and (4) other factors discussed in filings with the SEC by the Registrants. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this new release. None of the Registrants undertakes any obligation to publicly release any revision to its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release.