For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Sept. 5, 2017) – As students across central Maryland return to school,
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) reminds teachers, students and community organizations to take advantage of BGE's educational outreach efforts. These include grants, scholarships, workforce development and programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). New this year is the company's Bright Ideas Teacher Grant program which will provide 20 teachers with $500 grants. The application period will open in October.
"At BGE, we believe that education is a critical component to the success of the individual and society as a whole, and it is something that we strongly support in a multitude of ways," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "Not only do we provide resources that support community-based education-related programs and services, but BGE has its own education efforts targeting students, educators and non-profit organizations."
BGE provides $1 million annually for education programs across its central Maryland service area through its charitable contributions programs. The company has also provided a total of $288,000 to winners of BGE's energy safety programs for children: The Wires Down Video Challenge for electric safety and Captain Mercaptan Natural Gas Safety Contest.
Among the many education-related programs that BGE supports are:
More information about BGE's education grant opportunities is available.
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 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.