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.
We are dedicated to supporting health and safety organizations and initiatives in the communities where we live and work.
Emergency Response Grant applications are now closed
BGE encourages organizations that respond to the community’s needs during emergency preparedness and response efforts to apply for a grant.
BGE plays an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
To apply for the grant and view more information about previous winners, please visit our Emergency Responders Grant page.
BGE is committed to the health of the communities where we live and work including providing service to those without access to proper nutrition and education in more sustainable food systems.
These are just a few examples of BGE's commitment to health. We're proud to support all of our many partnerships throughout Central Maryland.
Community Teaching Garden
BGE has supported the Community Teaching Garden in various ways. Recently, during National Volunteer Week, BGE was able to celebrate healthy living at Friendship Academy to create a community teaching garden where students are able to learn to grow and maintain a sustainable food system.
BGE's employee resource group ENABLED focuses on fostering a culture of respect and inclusion as it relates to people with disabilities and their families. Previous events have included education on special needs planning and care, suicide education and awareness, elder care education, and more.
Maryland Food Bank
BGE consistently works with and supports the Maryland Food Bank through donations and volunteer opportunities. BGE volunteers often gather donations and package food to be delivered to less fortunate families and individuals.
Ronald McDonald House
BGE prides itself in volunteers dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House works to provide a "home away from home" for families that are focusing on the health of their child facing a serious medical crisis. BGE employees often participate in fundraisers and volunteer to make breakfast to support this cause.
BGE's top priority is safety in all that we do. We appreciate and support organizations and programs that are just as committed to safety as we are.
Safety Education in Schools
BGE hosts a variety of community driven safety events that focus on the importance of educating families and students about being safe around electricity and natural gas. You can learn more about these programs and request on of your own by visiting our Education pages.
Teen Safe Driving Day
For over a decade, BGE has hosted a Teen Safe Driving Day focused on educating teens about how to be safe behind the wheel. This program focuses on the dangers of drinking and driving as well as working with UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour to discuss the dangers of texting while driving.