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.
Our commitment to the environment extends beyond operating in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and requirements. We strive to not only act responsibly but also to serve in a leadership capacity in addressing the environmental challenges that impact our company and our stakeholders.
Review the policy that guides our environmental concerns.
This effort and its goals are guided by the Exelon Environment Policy, which contains a core set of principles that inform our decision-making.
Examine our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and demands that we actively pursue every opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a member of the voluntary EPA SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems Program, we’re proactively working to prevent SF6 leaks on our equipment.
See how we are managing materials and properties more efficiently
We’re recycling tons of materials in the office and in the field—reducing our carbon footprint, cutting the amount of waste going into landfills.
Project HERE (Helping the Environment by Recycling at Exelon) increased recycling more than 5% over the previous year. The more than 1.9 million pounds of recycled material includes paper, cardboard, plastic and glass containers, and aluminum cans.
Industrial Recycling incorporates recycling of copper, aluminum, steel, transformers and oil. More than 15 million pounds of metals and more than half a million gallons of oil were recycled yearly. These two programs offset thousands of tons of carbon emissions. We continue to build on their combined success while also actively searching for ways to green our supply chain.
In 2008, our parent company, Exelon, led the formation of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance, along with 14 other electric utilities. The Alliance works to improve environmental performance in electric utility industry supply chains. This includes the development of voluntary consensus standards for evaluating the environmental attributes of key materials and services provided to the electric utility industry; the environmental performance of suppliers to the electric utility industry; and the environmental performance of an electric utility industry company’s supply chain operations.
Exelon was also the first U.S. based utility to join the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration. As part of our commitment, Exelon is asking top suppliers to voluntarily disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
Our EMS assigns roles and responsibilities at each level of our organization.
To execute this policy, we have established an environmental management program or system (EMS) that assigns roles and responsibilities at each level of our organization. The EMS is an integral part of the Exelon Management Model, the framework for the way we do business.
Through ongoing support of our EMS program and execution of our environmental policy, our stakeholders can expect to see continued improvement in Exelon’s environmental performance.
BGE has been monitoring environmental performance and taking actions to ensure conservation since before 1970.
BGE has been monitoring environmental performance and taking actions to ensure conservation since before 1970. As part of our commitment, BGE continues to work to preserve and improve the quality of the environment.
BGE encourages our customers to conserve energy and make energy efficient choices. Visit
www.bgesmartenergy.com for more information.
A core element of our company's commitment to the environment is protecting the wildlife, forests, plants and waterways in our communities.
BGE has adopted a comprehensive avian protection plan to reduce bird mortalities from electrocution. This plan includes establishing new distribution line construction standards, removing or relocating nests, providing employee training on avian management and establishing bird perch deterrents.
BGE was awarded with a Greenscape Award while supporting "green" initiatives in the city of Annapolis. The beautification and commitment to helping our local communities always encompasses safeguarding natural resources.
The following environmental information is for BGE customers with Standard Offer Service, which is provided to those customers who have remained with BGE and who have not chosen a competitive electricity supplier.
Power plants can generate electricity from a number of different fuel sources, resulting in different emissions. BGE reports fuel sources and emissions data to customers twice annually, allowing customers to compare data among the companies providing electricity service in Maryland.
This disclosure is required by the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Electricity supplied from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018
The following distribution of energy resources was used to produce electricity in the PJM Region.
The amount of air emissions associated with the generation of electricity for the PJM region, which includes BGE, is shown below.
CO2 is a "greenhouse gas" which may contribute to global climate change. SO2 and NOX released into the atmosphere react to form acid rain. Nitrogen Oxides also react to form ground level ozone, an unhealthful component of "smog".