Together, we are entering a new era in energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
Smart grid gives you the tools to make a difference
Smart grid is a far reaching solution to help you better manage energy and save money each month. But what is it? A “smart grid” is an electric “grid” that delivers power from suppliers to customers like you. A “smart grid” updates the electric grid with digital computing and two-way communication technology that will give customers more energy-saving control, reduce overall costs and increase reliability.
A smart meter is an electric meter that looks much like the meter you have now. The big difference is that it allows two-way communication between the meter and BGE through a wireless network.
This year, BGE begins replacing 1.3 million electric meters and upgrading 650,000 gas meters. All BGE customers will be getting upgraded meters over the next three years.
BGE Smart Energy Manager®
BGE's Smart Energy Manager (SEM) program allows you to view detailed information on how you use your energy, and helps you find ways to reduce your energy use, saving you money on your bill while reducing your impact on the environment.
BGE Smart Energy Rewards®
BGE Smart Energy Rewards is a voluntary program that helps you earn credits on your summer electricity bills. The program is available to BGE residential customers with smart meters installed before June 1, 2013.
BGE’s Smart Meters communicate customers’ electric and/or gas use and the timing of that use to the Company. It is this Smart Meter interval energy use data that is covered by this Policy.