We understand that a power outage can make this already challenging time even more difficult. When adverse weather affects our service area, BGE is prepared. If you experience a power outage or need to report a downed wire, please call 877.778.2222. BGE crews are following CDC guidance for social distancing and personal protection while working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power. BGE asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages may also be reported online, by texting OUT to MYBGE (69243), and via BGE’s free mobile app available today at the Apple Store or GooglePlay. BGE crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power.
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EUSP helps qualifying limited-income customers pay the electric portion of their bills
MEAP provides grants to help qualifying customers pay their gas and electric bills.
Applications and additional information on eligibility can be downloaded from the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) website
dhs.maryland.gov/ohep. Call 800.332.6347 for information.
Once you have submitted your application for these programs, you can track your grant status on OHEP website
USPP prevents customers enrolled in EUSP and MEAP from having their energy service turned off during the winter.
Call 800.332.6347 for information, or visit the MD Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) website,
2-1-1 Maryland provides a link to community health and human service resources statewide, 24/7, in over 150 languages. Dial 2-1-1 for assistance in finding services such as childcare, employment, health care and insurance, emergency services and more.
LIEEP helps qualified customers with the installation of energy conservation materials. It’s offered through the MD Department of Housing and Community Development.
For more information on this program, please call 855.583.8976.
The DOE Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. The program uses DOE funds to provide weatherization improvements and upgrades that save households $283 every year*. Ask about weatherization when you apply for energy assistance or contact your local office at 855.583.8976 or visit DOE online.
*according to a national evaluation of the program
BGE offers a host of empowering programs, services and incentives to help you conserve energy, save money and protect the environment. By participating you can also help reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to reduce the need for more power plants.
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When you join BGE's Connected Rewards program you'll receive $50 for each qualified smart thermostat you enroll. You'll also receive $50 annually each year you participate.With BGE's smart thermostat rebate, you can also receive $75 for the purchase of a new smart thermostat – learn more here. When you plan to sign up for the Connected Rewards program, BGE will install your new smart thermostat at no additional cost, provided the thermostat is in a brand new, unopened package and is compatible with the Connected Rewards program. Please call 443.451.6211 or email email@example.com to connect with an Enrollment Specialist that will complete the offer for you.