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We are steadfast in our commitment to work safely, to provide excellent customer service, to innovate with intent and purpose and to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.

With a history of more than 200 years of service as the first gas utility in the U.S., BGE has a long-standing commitment to our customers and the community. It began in 1816 when Rembrandt Peale lit the first gas lamp in Baltimore, and it continues two centuries later with BGE and our customers still leading the way in energy innovation. For more information on 200 years moving smart energy forward, visit our 200th Anniversary Page.

Quick Facts

  • Service Area: electric, 2,300 square miles; gas, 800 square miles 
  • Customers: 1.25 million+ electric; 650,000+ natural gas
  • Employees: approx. 3,200
  • Substations: 243
  • Distribution & Transmission Power Lines: More than 25,000 circuit miles distribution; almost 1,300 circuit miles transmission
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Network: More than 7,100 miles

We Are the Largest Electric and Natural Gas Utility in Central Maryland

BGE serves more than 1.25 million business and residential electric customers and more than 650,000 gas customers. The service area is economically diverse, 2,300 square miles area encompassing Baltimore City and all or part of 10 Central Maryland counties.


Our Investments

BGE is committed to the communities where we live and work. For 200 years, BGE has been an innovator in meeting the energy needs of central Maryland residents and businesses. Find more information on the investments we make in our company and in the community:

Fact Sheet

BGE Fact Sheet (pdf)

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