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.
Every student should know how to use energy safely and responsibly. Explore ways to make energy lessons easy, effective and fun.
At BGE, maintaining a safe and reliable electric and natural gas system and educating our customers about living and working safely around electric wires and natural gas is our first priority.
The contest features top awards of $10,000, $5,000, three $3,000 awards and up to nine $1,000 awards for the top video from each participating county.
The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan®, a BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge is an annual contest offered every fall and is open to all public and private elementary schools in BGE's service area.
Visit BGE's Safety Central for contest deadlines, entry kit and rules and to see submissions from past winners.
BGE sponsors virtual learning robots, through the Digital Classroom 2.0 program.
Through the program and the guidance of the county
school system’s Home and Hospital Teaching team, a
virtual learning robot can be offered to a student who is expected to be out of
school for at least two months or who is going to be out of school
several times each week due to a medical condition or treatment. Grant
funding is available for one virtual learning robot per county within BGE’s
service area. Interested education foundation representatives should visit BGE.com/Giving to
The grants help to expand innovative ideas for academic enhancement and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and environmental disciplines.
BGE provides tools and resources to help educators in our service area teach children about energy conservation and safety.
Classroom resources can be found at BGE-education.com. The website contains the latest information presented through interactive online technologies with portals specifically for teachers, students and parents. Educational benefits include: