For Immediate Release
WHO: BGE and utility helicopter contractor Air 2.
WHAT: BGE will be using a utility helicopter contractor
(see photo of helicopter N500ZE to be used) to
perform maintenance on BGE electric
transmission equipment, including towers, poles
and wires. Area residents and motorists may see
the helicopter hovering near power lines and
rights of way or following a flight path along
electric transmission rights of way. A utility
worker from the helicopter will also perform
work on the equipment. The helicopter may be
seen hovering over individual transmission
towers before moving to the next piece of
equipment. BGE is working to minimize
disruption from the helicopter. Motorists and passersby are advised to use caution in the
vicinity of the work and maintain focus on traffic.
WHEN: Weather permitting, this work is scheduled for Aug. 29 – Sept. 5, 2015, 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The BGE electric transmission equipment is located in Edgewood in Harford County, Maryland.
The section of electric transmission line where the maintenance will be performed is roughly
between Edgewood Rd. and Abingdon Rd., near Pulaski Hwy and the railroad tracks.
Maintenance will also be performed near Otter Point Rd. and on electric transmission line
spanning the Bush River from the Otter Creek Marina to the Flying Point Park and Marina. The
helicopter will be making landings near the Raphel Rd. and Philadelphia Rd. intersection in
WHY: The maintenance is part of BGE’s focus on continued electric service reliability for customers.
The helicopter enables access to equipment that poses a challenge to access from the ground.
Aerial access allows the work to be performed efficiently and safely.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to
more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.
The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas
and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and
community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading
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