For Immediate Release
Electric field workers recognized for providing safe and reliable service to customers
BALTIMORE (July 10, 2018) – In recognition of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, BGE honors the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to serve electric customers across the region. BGE celebrates electric field workers, including those who work in substations, on underground and overhead systems and in other areas of BGE's electric distribution system. They respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on weekends and holidays, and in challenging conditions to keep the lights on for customers.
"We are thankful for all our employees who work in challenging conditions to deliver safe and reliable energy service to our customers," said Stephen J. Woerner, BGE president and chief operating officer. "Some of those conditions were evident as crews worked to restore power to customers impacted by the unprecedented wind storms in March, and during the mutual assistance provided in remote, mountainous areas of Puerto Rico during a historic seven-week deployment."
BGE joins the Electric Edison Institute, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco, in honoring electric field workers.
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Similarly, in March, BGE joined with the American Gas Association, our peer Exelon gas utilities PECO and Delmarva Power, and gas companies across the nation in marking the third annual Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day.
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 power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and nearly 675,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us onFacebook and follow us onTwitter, YouTube andFlickr.