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Spring Gardens


Our Spring Gardens campus in South Baltimore has been in continuous operation since 1855 and today is a hub for more than 600 employees working in our natural gas and underground electric operations groups, a regional customer contact center, our environmental group and other utility functions. We value our Spring Gardens location and our top priorities are operating this facility safely and as good stewards of the environment. The 72-acre site is a certified Wildlife at Work and Audubon Bird Friendly Habitat and the waterfront is bordered by a 9-acre, 100-ft. wide reparian forest buffer.

 

Reliable, Efficient, Clean Natural Gas
Spring Gardens has long been the center of BGE’s gas operations. Longtime residents from area may remember the telescoping gas holder tanks that rose and fell as they filled with gas. Those tanks dated back to the early 1900s and were dismantled in the late 1990s, replaced by a modern liquefied natural gas facility.

Today you can still see the large tanks of the liquefied natural gas facility at Spring Gardens. Liquefied natural gas facilities, of which there are more than 100 nationwide, allow utilities to deliver a lower cost, reliable supply of natural gas to customers during the winter months when gas demand increases. BGE does not export the gas. BGE customers in central Maryland use all of the gas from the facility. BGE liquefies the gas to allow for its compact, safe storage. Our liquefied natural gas facility is just one of the many ways that BGE is working to keep energy costs down for our customers and ensure a reliable supply of energy when and where it is needed.

Focused on Safety
We are committed to the safe operation of this facility, including continuously training our skilled employees, performing maintenance and making upgrades to incorporate the latest safety technologies. Like all energy facilities, we develop and test emergency response procedures. Although not common, escaping natural gas is a potential that we work to prevent through layers of redundant safety systems and process. To make sure that this facility continues to operate safely, we:

  • Follow strict state and federal operating standards.
  • Monitor temperatures and pressures 24 hours a day, every day.
  • Maintain round-the-clock leak detection, fire protection and security systems.
  • Work with local firefighters, police and emergency management to be prepared for an emergency.

For personal emergency preparedness, follow these helpful guidelines. If you have additional questions, please contact BGEPipeline@BGE.com.

If you detect escaping gas anywhere or should ever suspect a problem at this or any facility, call BGE at 1-800-685-0123 or call 911.

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From Industry to Art

To help mark BGE’s 200th anniversary, BGE is adding murals of iconic Maryland images to the tanks at Spring Gardens.
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Spring Gardens Solar Energy Generation

We power a portion of the Spring Gardens facility through a 155-kilowatt solar array located at the site. The array generates enough renewable electricity to power our customer contact center.
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Call 811 before Digging
Nationwide, the leading cause of natural gas emergencies is unsafe digging—especially excavation without calling 811 first to locate underground utilities. Safe digging means calling Miss Utility at 811. For more information on 811, visit bge.com/811.

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