Construction and Remodeling

 Construction & Remodeling 

Whether you're planning new construction, increasing your energy service needs, or converting an existing home or facility to natural gas, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.
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Please take a few minutes to review the information here, then let us know how we can be of service.
To help keep your project on track, please make sure you download and review our Customer Information Booklets.


 Project Process


In order for BGE to work efficiently with you, and to help keep costs under control, we recommend organizing your project into four separate phases

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 Service Requests


Please contact BGE if you need assistance with constructing a new building or substantially renovating an existing building and need to install or increase the capacity of the electrical service; tree trimming services; or outdoor lighting services.

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 Metering Manual


The BGE Metering Manual provides builders, developers, architects/engineers, plumbing/HVAC Contractors, and BGE personnel with a clear and concise reference for gas and electric service metering requirements.


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 Service Change Needs


Whether you need to change your service requirements temporarily or permanently, BGE can help you make the adjustment safely. Access the correct checklist and application to get the process started.

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In order for BGE to meet your requested service date, we strongly recommend that you submit the service application as early as possible in your planning process.


 Common Questions

If I am adding additional natural gas appliances to my home, will the existing gas service equipment meet increased demand?
​If you are planning to install additional natural gas appliances at your home, BGE will need to determine whether the gas service pipe and meter that supply gas can meet the increased demand.  BGE gas service pipes and meters are sized to handle standard applications—heating, domestic hot water, cooking and clothes drying. As explained in the gas service tariff, if an upgrade is required for standard applications for residences, BGE will provide whatever upgrades are needed except for the excess cost of on-site trenching through improved areas. If you add other non-standard equipment, such as whole-house generators, gas fireplaces and pool heaters, you may require an upgrade of the piping and meter to ensure a reliable supply of natural gas to all of your equipment. The cost of upgrades for non-standard applications is the responsibility of the customer. You will need to contact us to evaluate your gas service and meter capacity. To start the process, please click on the "More" link below for a link to the service application.
What happens after I submit the service application and the load information sheet(s)?
Your job will be assigned to a BGE Representative who will contact you about your project.  You may have to supply additional information to ensure we are able to provide you with a standard level of service.   A standard level of service includes: • One customer initiated job site visit for consultation • One cost estimate (the design and engineering cost will be included in the job) • One construction plan • One change to the construction plan   The BGE representative will provide you with a WMS Number. This number is our primary mechanism for tracking the status of your project. Please refer to this number when making inquiries.
How do I initiate a job with BGE?
Call us at 800.233.1854 with your request to install new gas/electric service, increase your electric service, or relocate your gas/electric service. BGE will mail you a Service Application or you may download a copy of the Service Application. Complete the forms and mail to: BGE - Customer Planning Department Service Application Unit 1068 N. Front Street, Rm. 500 Baltimore, MD 21202

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