We understand that a power outage can make this already challenging time even more difficult. When adverse weather affects our service area, BGE is prepared. If you experience a power outage or need to report a downed wire, please call 877.778.2222. BGE crews are following CDC guidance for social distancing and personal protection while working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power. BGE asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages may also be reported online, by texting OUT to MYBGE (69243), and via BGE’s free mobile app available today at the Apple Store or GooglePlay. BGE crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power.
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At BGE, we invest in organizations that support education, the environment, arts and culture, and community development programs. With a proven track record in addressing key community needs, we focus our funding on programs that can deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in the communities in which we serve and operate our business.
Now Available: We are happy to announce that our new online giving platform, CyberGrants, is now available! Please click on the appropriate application link to submit your request.
Our primary focus is on strengthening math and science education—after all, we hire hundreds of engineers and scientists. Recognizing that our future as a company and even as a society depends on the educated youth of tomorrow, we partner with other local organizations to host book drives, essay contests, and other programs and activities that foster a desire to learn from a young age.
Safeguarding the environment is beneficial to our customers, our service communities, and our employees. We are actively working to educate customers about the importance of energy efficiency, and we proudly support nature programs and organized efforts to restore prairie lands.
We believe it’s important to support arts and culture organizations integral to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. Local music and movie festivals, as well as theater productions and other artistic pursuits, enhance our understanding of other cultures and contribute to our education in fun and interactive ways. The arts bring us together.
Through our United Way Campaign and our own charitable outreach programs, we support a wide range of nonprofit organizations—from health and human services providers to after-school programming. Our commitment is continually strengthened in seeing the dedication and passion these groups have for their communities as well as the fulfillment we see in the many BGE employees who donate their time and energy to organizations dedicated to making a profound impact in the lives of others.
At any time, you may discuss your project with a BGE Corporate Relations staff member. Please email your contact information and a brief project summary to BGE Contributions and include "Request for Discussion" in the subject line. Please do not send a grant proposal with the email.
BGE has pledged $15 million to assist Maryland's small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area can apply for BGE Energizing Small Business Grants of $20,000. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Learn more.