BGE Smart Energy Rewards® is a voluntary program that helps you earn credits on your summer electricity bills. All BGE customers with a smart meter are eligible to participate. There's no enrollment required and no obligation to participate. Simply reduce your electric use on BGE Energy Savings Days and save. Read Energy Savings Day tips
Why BGE created this program
The BGE Smart Energy Rewards program was designed to encourage customers to use less electricity during summer peak hours when energy demand is high. Managing summer peak demand helps to reduce the need for additional power plants, keeps down the overall cost of electricity, and eases the burden on Maryland's electricity delivery system as our state's population continues to grow.
If you also participate in PeakRewards, visit BGE.com/twowaystosave
to find out how the two programs work together.
Your Smart Energy Rewards credits vary depending on the amount of electricity you reduce on Energy Savings Days. You can earn a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour saved compared to your typical usage. To learn what your typical electricity usage is, log into your BGE online account
and click “My Energy Use”.
Your credit will appear as “Smart Energy Rewards” on your summer BGE bills. Based on results from summer 2015, participating customers saved an average of $5-$8* per Energy Savings Day.
* Your actual savings will vary.
Customers should exercise discretion and consider health impacts when reducing electricity. This program supports the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.