When adverse weather affects our service area, BGE is prepared. If you experience a power outage or need to report a downed wire, please call 877.778.2222. BGE asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages may also be reported online, by texting OUT to MYBGE (69243), and via BGE’s free mobile app available today at the Apple Store or GooglePlay. BGE crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power.
For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE, MD (June 9, 2022) — BGE is prepared for summer heat and extreme weather and urges customers to take steps now that can help manage their energy use and protect their families and properties.
Customers can save energy and lower their bills this summer by following a few simple tips:
As a result of continued investments in electric system upgrades, new innovative technologies, and the company's dedicated employees, BGE's ability to provide quality electric power and promptly restore power after an outage is stronger now than ever before. However, customers should still have a plan in place, especially during hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30.
In 2021, the average number of interruptions experienced by customers was the second lowest rate in BGE's history. Since 2010, the number of electric outages has decreased 45 percent and outage length has been reduced by 37 percent.
BGE invested nearly $1.4 billion in infrastructure improvements and operations and maintenance of the company's electric system in 2021. Since 2014, BGE has invested $11.8 billion in improving and operating and maintaining both the gas and electric systems serving our customers.
As BGE prepares, customers should prepare before severe weather events:
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