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PPL Honors Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania With Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll Designation

April 23, 2013

WILKES-BARRE – Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) was recently named to the E-power(r) Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll for its efforts to become more energy efficient.

Businesses on the E-power(r) Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll demonstrate awareness and commitment to better energy and environmental practices, according to Allentown, PA-based PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL).

BCNEPA achieved the designation for completing a number of upgrades at its facilities, including: the installation of controllers to more efficiently operate air conditioners; modifications to system motors that allow operation at varying speeds, instead of only "on" or "off" modes; and the installation of economizers, which are designed to take advantage of low outside temperatures to cool the building when possible.

BCNEPA also recently conducted an energy audit that helped to further reduce its energy consumption.

About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company's mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 100 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.