For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Dec. 2, 2019) – BGE is now accepting applications for its Emergency Response and Safety Grants program. This is the eighth year for the program which supports nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE's service area. To date, BGE has provided nearly $2.5 million to 398 emergency response organizations, which share BGE's commitment to the safety of central Maryland residents. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for eligible 501c3 organizations. Applications are available online at BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants, and all applications must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2020.
BGE presented $272,000 to last year's 65 grant recipients who were formally recognized at an event held at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in Baltimore County. In addition to supporting the emergency responder community in Maryland, BGE provides training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely work around utility equipment. BGE is recognized for its own emergency response record, ranking among the top utilities in the nation for rapid response to gas emergency calls and in working to prevent damages to energy equipment.
BGE plays an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
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 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018 and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, 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 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.