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For Immediate Release
All customers with smart meters are eligible for the BGE Smart Energy Rewards® program
BALTIMORE, July 20, 2015 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) asks its customers to conserve
energy during the Energy Savings Day that will be in effect on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, between the hours
of 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. BGE typically schedules Energy Savings Days when an increased demand for electricity
throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient
to meet anticipated high demand.
BGE customers with a smart meter installed at their home can participate in the BGE Smart Energy Rewards
program by voluntarily reducing their electricity usage to earn a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour
saved from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Energy Savings Day. During Energy Savings Days, customers that
participate in both BGE Smart Energy Rewards and the PeakRewards℠ Air Conditioning program will have
their central air conditioner (A/C) automatically cycled up to the 50 percent level, which means their A/C
compressors will be off for half of the time they would normally run. The energy saved from automatically
cycling PeakRewards participants’ air conditioning on Energy Savings Days contributes to the overall energy
savings that make up the BGE Smart Energy Rewards bill credit. For more information, visit
BGE Smart Energy Rewards eligible customers will be notified, usually the day before an Energy Savings
Day, by phone and email or through an opt-in text notification. These notifications help customers plan ahead
to ensure they have time to shift or reduce electricity use on the Energy Savings Day. To ensure customers
receive Energy Savings Day notifications, they should update their contact information by visiting
BGE.com/MyAccount. BGE will also keep customers updated on BGE.com and
BGE recommends that customers consider the following tips to help save energy and stay comfortable during
the Energy Savings Day:
BGE thanks its customers for participating in the BGE Smart Energy Rewards and PeakRewards programs,
which help to reduce peak electric demand and ensure the reliability of the electric delivery system. These
programs are a part of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act’s goal of reducing both per capita
energy consumption and per capita peak demand by 15 percent by the end of 2015.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to
more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.
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and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and
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