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For Immediate Release


Rachael Lighty

BGE Reminds Customers to Shop Maryland’s Upcoming Tax-Free Weekend to Save on New ENERGY STAR® Products

BGE customers can combine savings from tax-free shopping this Presidents Day weekend withenergy efficiency rebates from the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®

BALTIMORE (Feb. 11, 2014) — Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) encourages customers who are in the market for new, energy-efficient appliances and lighting products to combine the rebates regularly offered by BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program with savings offered as part of this weekend’s Shop Maryland Energy weekend, Feb. 15–17, 2014. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following ENERGY STAR products are tax-free and also rebated by the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program:

  •  Air conditioners
  •  Clothes washers
  •  Standard size refrigerators
  •  Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  •  Dehumidifiers
  •  Furnaces
  •  Heat pumps

"The tax-free Shop Maryland Energy weekend, combined with rebates from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program and Presidents Day sale pricing that may be available from some retailers, provides BGE customers with a tremendous opportunity to save money and increase energy efficiency in their homes by purchasing ENERGY STAR-certified lighting and appliances," said Ruth C. Kiselewich, BGE’s director of demand side management programs. For those who are unable to make use of the tax-free Shop Maryland Energy weekend, BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program rebates are available throughout the year to help customers make smart choices by purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other energy-saving products."

Through BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, customers can receive the following rebates and discounts:

  •  $350 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified electric heat pump water heater
  •  $100 - $150 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator
  •  $50 - $100 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified clothes washer
  •  $75 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified freezer
  •  $25 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified room air conditioning unit.
  • $25 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR-certified dehumidifier
  • Discounts of up to $2.25 per CFL bulb and up to $5 off LEDs for select ENERGY STAR-certified lighting products
  • Up to $1,150 in rebates for ENERGY STAR-certified heating and cooling equipment and services

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to better manage energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lowering energy bills from where they otherwise would be. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy and improve reliability. The programs also help to reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to lessen the need for more power plants. BGE offers energy-saving solutions for renters, homeowners, large and small business customers, nonprofit organizations and institutional customers. More information is available at

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