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.
Electrical disturbances, known as surges, have a number of causes such as lightning, falling tree limbs, etc. Most of the time, surges are harmless. However, occasionally, a surge can cause damage to electrical equipment in your home.BGE recommends using good-quality surge protection equipment for all electronics, or consider getting whole house protection to safeguard your equipment. With so many devices on the market, how do you know if you’re selecting a reliable one? Here are some tips: