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Spring Gardens

New BGE tank bannerOur Spring Gardens campus in South Baltimore has been in continuous operation since 1855 and today is a hub for approximately 500 employees working in our natural gas and underground electric operations groups, a regional customer contact center, our environmental group and other utility functions. We value our Spring Gardens location, and our top priorities are operating this facility safely and as good stewards of the environment.

The 72-acre site is certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, The National Wildlife Foundation and Audubon and features a 9-acre, 100-ft. wide riparian forest buffer that borders the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

Reliable, Efficient, Clean Natural Gas

Spring Gardens has long been the center of BGE’s gas operations. Longtime residents from area may remember the telescoping gas holder tanks that rose and fell as they filled with gas. Those tanks dated back to the early 1900s and were dismantled in the late 1990s, replaced by a modern liquefied natural gas facility.

Today you can still see the large tanks of the liquefied natural gas facility at Spring Gardens. Liquefied natural gas facilities, of which there are more than 100 nationwide, allow utilities to deliver a lower cost, reliable supply of natural gas to customers during the winter months when gas demand increases. BGE does not export the gas. BGE customers in central Maryland use all of the gas from the facility. BGE liquefies the gas to allow for its compact, safe storage. Our liquefied natural gas facility is just one of the many ways that BGE is working to keep energy costs down for our customers and ensure a reliable supply of energy when and where it is needed.

Focused on Safety
We are committed to the safe operation of this facility, including continuously training our skilled employees, performing maintenance and making upgrades to incorporate the latest safety technologies. Like all energy facilities, we develop and test emergency response procedures. Although not common, escaping natural gas is a potential that we work to prevent through layers of redundant safety systems and process. To make sure that this facility continues to operate safely, we:

  • Follow strict state and federal operating standards.
  • Monitor temperatures and pressures 24 hours a day, every day.
  • Maintain round-the-clock leak detection, fire protection and security systems.
  • Work with local firefighters, police and emergency management to be prepared for an emergency.

For personal emergency preparedness, follow these helpful guidelines. If you have additional questions, please contact

If you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and dial 911 or call BGE at 877-778-7798.

For downed power lines, stay away from the area and call BGE at 877-778-2222 or 1-800-685-0123.

Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Spring Gardens Solar Energy Generation

Spring Gardens Solar Energy Generation 

We power a portion of the Spring Gardens facility and our fleet of electric vehicles through a 640-kilowatt solar array located at the site. Clean energy produced will annually avoid 622 MT of GHG emissions which is equivalent to electricity for 121 homes for a year or almost 70k gallons of gasoline consumed

Newly-installed trash elimination device (TED) keeps litter from the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

As of March 2023, the Spring Gardens trash cages have recovered more than 6,017 lbs. of trash. Visit to learn more about this project.


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