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Md. Public Service Commission seeks public input on BGE rate increase request

BALTIMORE, MD–The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold three public comment hearings on the request by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to increase its electric distribution rates by $81.8 million and its gas service rates by $68.1 million, for a total of $149.9 million. BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, serves 1.9 million electric and gas customers in central Maryland. …


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BGE continues power restoration efforts following storm and readies for extreme heat wave

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE crews working around the clock have restored service to the majority of customers who lost power during a late-afternoon thunderstorm on Wednesday, July 17, that downed trees and branches and damaged overhead electric wires throughout central Maryland. A real-time outage map with current outage data is available at outagemap.bge.com. Customers who remain without power are likely …


BGE launches first Energy Savings Day of 2019 to help customers save on energy bills

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE will launch its first Energy Savings Day of the summer on Wednesday, July 17, and asks customers to conserve energy between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. to earn a credit on their next bill. BGE typically schedules Energy Savings Days when an increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The …

DNR: invasive ‘frankenfish’ population growing in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – A partnership overseeing fish passage at the Conowingo Dam reports that 81 northern snakeheads were caught in the dam’s fish lift this spring, a dramatic increase after only one snakehead was found there the past two years. While all known snakeheads were stopped and dispatched before reaching the dam’s reservoir, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and …

BGE prepares for summer storm season

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE is prepared to respond to extreme weather and urges customers to take steps now that can help protect their families and properties. Continued investments in electric system upgrades, new innovative technologies, and the company’s dedicated employees have combined to reduce the average length of a service interruption by 50 minutes since 2012 – but the company …

BGE prepares for severe winter storm

BGE says it is is closely monitoring weather forecasts and has fully mobilized to respond to the effects of a nor’easter moving through the mid-Atlantic region Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast calls for mixed precipitation ranging from rain to heavy, wet snow. Of concern is the potential for sleet, ice, and heavy, wet snow accumulation on trees and power lines. …