2012 Maryland Derecho Restoration

 2012 Derecho Restoration 

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On July 8,2012 BGE was proud to announce the completion of restoring more than 748,000 outages since the violent June 29 derecho. The derecho has been one of the most damaging storms in our near 200-year history. The outages directly caused by the storm itself were accompanied by more than 100,000 additional outages related to extreme heat and subsequent storms.

The senior vice president and chief operating officer for BGE, Stephen J. Woerner, expressed that “we thank our customers for the incredible understanding and patience they displayed as we worked to repair the devastating damage to our system.” Woerner also stated that “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 on one of our social media sites.” The storm was very trying on all customers and we are happy to report the finalization of its restoration.

 

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BGE Trucks work to restore power during the 2012 Derecho 
 

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