For Immediate Release
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BALTIMORE (Dec. 30, 2022) – BGE’s multi-year customer relief and energy infrastructure investment plan, approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) in Dec. 2020, continues to provide improvements to the electric and natural gas systems serving 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland while assisting the region's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As authorized by the PSC, BGE customers’ bills stayed flat in 2021 through the use of certain tax benefits and adjustments to offset approved rate increases. As authorized by the PSC, delivery service rates increased beginning in January 2022 and were fully reduced by these tax benefits until February 2022, when they began to be partially offset by certain tax benefits for the remainder of the year.
After the January 2023 rate adjustment the average residential electric bill will increase by $2.97 per month, and the average residential natural gas bill would increase by $3.08 per month. Individual customer bill increases may differ slightly from these amounts, depending on household energy use.
BGE's energy infrastructure investment plan includes more than 300 projects and maintenance programs for the period 2021-2023. Examples include:
Customers are benefitting from infrastructure investments by BGE over the past decade. Power outages have declined by 45 percent and when customers do experience a service interruption, their power is restored 37 percent faster today. Hundreds of miles of natural gas pipes are being replaced at an accelerated pace, which results in a safer, more efficient gas system that will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions in central Maryland. Gas pipeline upgrades completed during the plan years alone will reduce carbon emissions over their lifetime by nearly 1.1 million metric tons—the equivalent to taking 247,000 gasoline-powered cars off Maryland roads for one year.
BGE recognizes that many customers may have difficulties facing increased utility bills. As a reminder, BGE offers Bill Payment Assistance and Payment Arrangements for customers. More information can be found at
bge.com/billhelp or bge.com/assistancefinder.
More information on BGE's multi-year plan is available at
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 690,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of
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