For Immediate Release
Mobilized BGE resources are part of more than 1,800 utility workers from Exelon utilities aiding in power restoration efforts
BALTIMORE (Sept. 10, 2017) – More than 200 employees and contractors from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) have been deployed to help restore electric service to customers affected by Hurricane Irma. BGE joins with its Exelon sister utilities—Atlantic City Electric, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco—in making available more than 1,800 utility employees and contractors to assist with restoring electric service in areas of the southeast U.S. affected by the hurricane.
"BGE always stands ready to assist our peer utilities facing significant loss of electric service caused by major weather events, provided it does not compromise our ability to respond to emergencies within BGE's central Maryland service area" said Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer for BGE. "As part of Exelon, BGE and its sister utilities represent one of the largest contingents of resources being deployed to help restore power to customers affected by Hurricane Irma."
BGE and contractor crews have begun traveling south and will begin work as soon as the storm has passed and utilities assess damage. BGE employees and contractor crews will be supporting the restoration efforts of Florida Power and Light, Georgia Power and other utilities affected by the storm.
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.