On July 8, 2012 BGE announced the completion of the massive undertaking of restoring more than 748,000 outages since the violent June 29 derecho – one of the most damaging storms in the company’s nearly 200-year history. In addition to those outages directly caused by the June 29 severe weather system, BGE has also completed the restoration of more than 100,000 additional outages related to extreme heat and subsequent thunderstorms.
“We thank our customers for the incredible understanding and patience they displayed as we worked to repair the devastating damage to our system,” said Stephen J. Woerner, senior vice president and chief operating officer for BGE. “We know that, in many ways, this restoration effort was more trying than any other. Multiple severe storms and greater than 100-degree temperatures made the already difficult situation of being without electricity almost unbearable for many of our customers. We are inspired by your generosity and grateful for the countless ways in which you have showed your support,
whether it was offering water to our hot and exhausted crews or posting encouragement to one of our social media sites.”