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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The Fuel Fund of Maryland - Share the Warmth with Those in NeedPoverty and the increasing cost of food, energy and other essentials can force some limited-income households to choose between putting food on the table or paying their heating bill. The Fuel Fund, an independent 501-c3 non-profit organization, provides energy assistance to help pay heating and utility bills for thousands of our neighbors in need.
How Can You Help?Last year, more than 19,000 Maryland individuals received help from those who generously donated to the Fuel Fund of Maryland. Please consider helping families who can't afford to heat their homes this winter by giving to the Fuel Fund of Maryland. Your contributions go directly to those who need assistance. For information or to learn how to donate, visit the Fuel Fund Web site.
There are two other easy ways to donate to the Fuel Fund:
Who Is Eligible?Households eligible for other programs may also qualify for the Fuel Fund. Higher income households may be eligible if there is financial hardship, such as unemployment or high medical bills.
Where Do I Apply?An applicant must first apply for the MEAP/EUSP Program at the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) before applying for the Fuel Fund. For more information on MEAP and EUSP call the Office of Home Energy Programs at 800.352-1446, or your local MEAP office.
To Apply for the Fuel Fund, call your local Fuel Fund office. The Fuel Fund gives needed assistance to families through many offices. More information can also be found in our Community Resource Guide (English or Spanish).
To Find an AgencyFuel Fund of Maryland, Local Agency Contact List