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 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.
Poverty 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, almost 21,000 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 website.
There are two other easy ways to donate to the Fuel Fund:
The Dollar Donation Fund allows you to choose an amount to donate to the Fuel Fund of Maryland each month – either $1, $2, $5, $10, or $20 a month. BGE will add that amount to your bill, and when you pay your bill in full we will forward your contribution to the Fuel Fund.
To join the Dollar Donation Fund, simply
complete our online form or call BGE at
If you are already enrolled in the Dollar Donation Fund and want to change your donation amount, or withdraw from the program, please submit your preference via firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your name, address and BGE account number for your request to be processed.