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For Immediate Release


Tasha Jamerson

BGE Reminds Customers to Shop Maryland Energy Weekend

BALTIMORE (Feb. 15, 2019) – BGE customers who are in the market for new appliances can take advantage of Shop Maryland Energy Weekend to save even more on their purchases. From Feb. 16–18, customers can purchase ENERGY STAR® certified appliances without paying the state's 6% sales tax on select models. Shoppers can maximize their savings by combining the rebates regularly offered by BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program with discounts offered by retailers and manufacturers to celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend.

"The Shop Maryland Energy Weekend is a great opportunity for Maryland residents looking to replace outdated appliances and save money," says Eric Riopko, BGE Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Manager. "By shopping at select retailers participating in Presidents' Day sales and combining money saved with rebates from BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program, customers can save more. Plus, by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, they'll be able to save even more in the long run."

During Shop Maryland Energy Weekend, select models of the following types of ENERGY STAR certified products are tax-free and rebated by the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program:

  • Electric clothes dryers
  • Clothes washers
  • Standard size refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats

As of March 31, 2019, BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program will no longer offer rebates on the following ENERGY STAR certified appliances:

  • $100 rebates on refrigerators
  • $75–$100 rebates on clothes washers
  • $50 rebates on electric clothes dryers

BGE customers are encouraged to take advantage of these offers before it's too late and to save even more by purchasing during this tax-free weekend. Rebate applications and all required documentation for these energy-saving products (purchased by March 31, 2019) must be received no later than May 31, 2019.


The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to control energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lower 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, nonprofits and institutional customers. More information is available at These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.



BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.  In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM  BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM   BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. 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.

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