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BGE Assistance Finder

Find the programs and benefits that help you get the most from your energy dollar.

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Costs are on the rise for everything, and that includes electricity and natural gas. As your local energy delivery company, we want to make sure you’re getting the most value possible for your energy dollar. We’re continually investing to provide a safe and reliable energy infrastructure, and we’re helping to make costs more manageable with information on a wide variety of valuable programs*, benefits, and tips—all in one place. Details are below. For a customized energy plan, start with our online Assistance Finder!

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OHEP Energy Assistance

Powering your home can take a toll on your budget. The state-funded Office of Home Energy Programs provides income-qualified customers with a variety of energy assistance grants. Explore the OHEP Energy Assistance Programs.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

The Fuel Fund of Maryland is a nonprofit organization that helps Marylanders struggling with a home utility hardship. The Fuel Fund provides financial assistance to income-qualified customers to help them pay their bills. Find out if you qualify for Fuel Fund of Maryland Assistance.

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Payment Arrangements

If you’ve been struggling with past due balances, BGE can help with a Deferred Payment Arrangement Plan. To learn if you are eligible, check your eligibility for the Deferred Payment Arrangement Plan.

Budget Billing

The Budget Billing program offers you a consistent and predictable monthly energy payment that eliminates monthly or seasonal fluctuations. Your monthly bill payment will be based on your usage during the previous 12 months. Find out more about Budget Billing today.

Due Date Extension

It’s easy to check your eligibility for a 30-day due date extension. You can extend your due date as long as it has been more than 90 days since your last Due Date Extension. Learn more about the Due Date Extension offering.

Alerts and Notifications

BGE offers a variety of alerts to help customers manage their energy. You can sign up for High Usage Alerts, Weekly Usage Alerts and Home Energy Reports to avoid surprises on your energy bill. Sign up for Alerts and Notifications.

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Limited Income Energy Efficiency Program

The EmPower Maryland Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP) helps income-qualified households with energy-efficient home improvement assistance. See if you qualify.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development helps income-qualified households with the installation of energy conservation materials in their homes. See if you qualify.

Quick Home Energy Check-up

During a Quick Home Energy Check-up, a certified checkup professional will come to your home and perform a walk-through to inspect the energy efficiency of your home. Because you are a BGE customer, the check-up is provided to you at no additional cost. Schedule a check-up today.

Energy Efficiency

BGE can show you many ways to get more from your energy dollar, from incentives for using less energy, rebates and discounts on energy-saving products and services, and programs that optimize your heating/cooling and appliances. Explore Energy Efficiency Solutions.

Additional Resources

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Contact Us Online

You can contact us online via our help form or Live Chat with an agent on the Assistance Programs page.

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Contact Us by Phone

You can contact us by phone to find out more about payment arrangements and bill pay assistance.

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