When adverse weather affects our service area, BGE is prepared. If you experience a power outage or need to report a downed wire, please call 877.778.2222. BGE asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages may also be reported online, by texting OUT to MYBGE (69243), and via BGE's free mobile app available today at the Apple Store or GooglePlay. BGE crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power.
With a history of more than 200 years of service as the first gas utility in the U.S., BGE has a long-standing commitment to our customers and the community. It began in 1816 when Rembrandt Peale lit the first gas lamp in Baltimore, and it continues two centuries later with BGE and our customers still leading the way in energy innovation. For more information on 200 years moving smart energy forward, visit our 200th Anniversary Page.
BGE serves more than 1.25 million business and residential electric customers and more than 650,000 gas customers. The service area is economically diverse, 2,300 square miles area encompassing Baltimore City and all or part of 10 Central Maryland counties.
BGE is committed to the communities where we live and work. For 200 years, BGE has been an innovator in meeting the energy needs of central Maryland residents and businesses. Find more information on the investments we make in our company and in the community:
BGE Fact Sheet (pdf)