Energy Savings Day
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, is an Energy Savings Day. BGE residential customers with smart meters can earn bill credits by reducing their electric use from 1 pm – 7 pm during the Energy Savings Day. PeakRewards Air Conditioning program participants will have their device cycled up to 50%. For more information, visit BGE.com/EnergySavingsDay.
Maryland High Voltage Line Act requires that before anyone begins work that may bring people or equipment within 10 ft of
overhead utility lines, they must notify BGE. BGE will make the area safe for the work to be done. HVLA Guidelines apply to both professional and non-professional workers. No one is exempt from compliance.In addition, OSHA requires that when using a crane or derrick, a
20 ft clearance is required to be maintained from all overhead power lines until the voltage of the line is identified. Contact BGE for assistance when using cranes or derricks at 1-877-427-2008.
While it is BGE’s goal to help you work safely around overhead utility lines, BGE is not required to bear any expense for any safety measure required by the High Voltage Line Act.
Failure to comply with HVLA is punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.