For Immediate Release
Rhea Lewis Marshall
BALTIMORE (February 12, 2016) – As temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits this weekend, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) advises customers to prepare their homes and businesses by taking note of these tips for saving energy, even on the coldest days.
“While colder temperatures are the primary reason customers use more energy during the winter, there are other factors that lead to spikes in energy use, and we can help manage many of them,” said Rob Biagiotti, BGE’s vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer. “In extreme cold weather, people tend to spend more time indoors using electronics and performing other activities that require gas and electricity. By taking small, low or no-cost measures, we can moderate our energy use, even in frigid temperatures.”
BGE encourages customers with smart meters to take advantage of the My Account online tools to help manage their energy use and bills. The My Account feature uses information sent daily from your smart meter to BGE. This information is available to you the very next day when you log on to bge.com/MyAccount. By tracking your energy use closely, you can understand your household’s trends and see the results of energy-saving practices almost immediately. You can also opt in to receive email or text alerts if your current energy use may result in a bill that is higher than your typical amount, so you can make changes before you receive your bill.
For more information on staying energy efficient and managing your bills during the winter, visit the WinterReady section of bge.com.
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. 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. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion. Like us on
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