Accountability in the Community

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BGE had been monitoring environmental performance and taking actions to ensure conservation since before 1970.  As part of our commitment, BGE employees continue to work to preserve and improve the quality of the environment.

Helping Customers Conserve  
BGE encourages our customers to conserve energy and make energy efficient choices. Visit www.bgesmartenergy.com for more information on how you can conserve and save money.
 
Safeguarding Our Natural Resources
A core element of our company's commitment to the environment is protecting the wildlife, forests, plants and waterways in our communities as we provide for our customers' energy needs.
 
BGE has adopted a comprehensive avian protection plan to reduce bird mortalities from electrocution. This plan includes establishing new distribution line construction standards, removing or relocating nests, providing employee training on avian management and establishing bird perch deterrents.
 
Beautifying and Preserving Our Communities
BGE was awarded with a Greenscape Award, while applauding the company’s support of other "green" initiatives benefiting the city of Annapolis. The beautification and commitment to helping our local communities always encompasses safeguarding our natural resources as well.

Maintaining Accountability

Electricity Facts (Supply Mix)
Power plants can generate electricity from a number of different fuel sources. BGE reports fuel sources and emission data to customers twice a year. This allows customers to compare data among the companies providing electricity service in Maryland.
 
Electricity supplied from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
PJM Regional Data adjusted for BGE Renewable Energy Credit purchases*
The following distribution of energy resources was used to produce electricity in the PJM Region.
Coal 42.28  %
Nuclear 34.93  %
Natural Gas 19.06  %
Oil 0.33    %
Renewable Energy
* Wind 1.62    %
* Hydroelectric 0.82    %
* Captured Methane GasBlast Furnace Gas 0.29    %
* Solid Waste 0.53    %
* Wood 0.07    %
* Black Liquor 0.04    %​
* Solar 0.03    %
Total 100   %
* Renewable Energy Resources Subtotal
3.4    %
 
BGE Supply Mix represents the Maryland RPS requirement of 7.5% (4.95% Tier I, 2.5% Tier II, and 0.05% Tier 1 Solar Standard) and the balance of 92.5% is simply the PJM "Residual Mix."
 
Air Emissions
Average Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Dioxide (SOx), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions for the PJM Region.
 
Emission Type Lbs. per MWh Percentage of PJM Regional Average
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 0.95 100.0 %
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) 2.40 100.0 %
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 1,092 100.0 %
 
The emission levels shown are based upon the PJM "Residual Mix" and approximate the emission rate for electricity generation in the PJM. CO2 is a "greenhouse gas" which may contribute to global climate change. SO2and NOx released into the atmosphere react to form acid rain. Nitrogen Oxides also react to form ground level ozone, an unhealthful component of "smog."