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BGE awards more than $200K in grants to 61 organizations to support environmental stewardship projects

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE officials on Friday announced that the company has awarded 61 non-profit organizations grants totaling $215,750 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company’s service area. Now in its eighth year, the annual BGE Green Grants program has benefitted hundreds of innovative community projects with more than $2 million in charitable giving from BGE. “It is an honor to …


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BGE warns of phone scammers using COVID-19 pandemic to deceive customers [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE officials say they’ve recently seen increases in reports where scammers attempt to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick utility customers. BGE says these individuals call customers and falsely claim that their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different …


Applications for BGE small business grants to open on Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE officials have announced that the company will pledge $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE’s comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic …

BGE urges customers to take advantage of flexible payment options, energy assistance in advance of end of moratorium on service terminations on Nov. 15

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE this week reminded customers there are many payment and billing options and energy assistance programs available for those having difficulty keeping their accounts up to date. BGE officials say service terminations, which were suspended in March, are a last resort and many times, can be avoided, if customers contact them to discuss options before their accounts are in …

Baltimore County announces new renewable energy conversion of methane gas at Eastern Sanitary Landfill

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced it has entered a new agreement with Energy Power Partners (EPP), a clean power-focused firm to participate in a landfill gas-to-energy system at the County’s Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh. The two-phase project is the first large-scale renewable energy venture in Baltimore County’s history. “Climate change poses one of the most significant …

BGE ready ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. BALTIMORE, MD—With Tropical Storm Isaias making its way up the eastern seaboard, BGE’s full emergency response organization is ready. Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to potential impacts from the storm. BGE is closely monitoring the path of …

BGE partners with area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to front-line workers

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is stepping up in a big way by taking caring of local heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has partnered with six area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to doctors, nurses, and fire stations throughout central Maryland. “Business has slowed down recently, so it’s nice to not just get this order, but …

BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …