For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Sept. 16, 2019) – BGE is now accepting applications for the 2019 Bright Ideas Teachers' Grants program. All kindergarten through 12th-grade in-classroom teachers within the BGE service area that focus on innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the environment or energy efficiency are eligible to apply at www.bge.com/giving. Applications must be received by Oct. 31, 2019.
Eligible teachers can receive a grant of up to $500 for in-classroom use to fund eligible projects. The grant program launched in 2017 and has awarded a total of $43,000 to over 90 teachers. Some previous winners include Mary Moss @ J. Albert Adams Academy in Annapolis, Md., which built a miniature recording studio that encourages creative problem-solving techniques, and Hillcrest Elementary in Catonsville, Md., which used the grant funds to make a weather station that allows students to check rainfall totals and log daily temperature changes.
"At BGE, our education efforts targeting students, educators and non-profit organizations are an important part of what we do," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "We believe that education is a critical component to the success of the individual and society as a whole and it is something that we strongly support in a multitude of ways, like our education grants and community-based outreach programs."
Since its founding in 1816, BGE has partnered with Maryland communities to enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of energy efficiency, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety. Annually, BGE provides $1 million for education programs across its central Maryland service area through its charitable contributions programs.
Click here for more information on the Bright Ideas Teachers' Grants program.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.