For Immediate Release
Following BGE's completion of clean-up from winter storm Stella in Maryland, the company sent a contingent of electric crews to North East, Md, and to New Castle, Del., this morning to aid BGE's Exelon sister utility Delmarva Power. 80 employees and contractors departed to help restore electric service to customers still impacted by winter storm Stella.
In addition to BGE, crews from Exelon's ComEd, PECO and Pepco utilities are assisting Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric which experienced damage resulting from the storm's band of freezing rain and high winds. BGE has also allocated resources for potential power restoration efforts in central Maryland as high winds continue today.
With six utilities in the Exelon network of utilities—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco—BGE's response is a direct benefit of being part of the Exelon family of companies. Over the years, BGE has sent hundreds of crews and support personnel to assist other utilities, in our region and across the country, as part of regional assistance networks. Just as BGE provides support, crews from throughout the U.S. have helped with restoration efforts in this region following severe storms, including winter storm Stella this week.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. 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 on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.