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 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.
The Maryland Public Service Commission has adopted regulations for a community energy pilot program in Maryland. Customers can participate in the pilot program by purchasing a subscription to a portion of the energy generated by a Community Solar Energy Generating System (known as “CSEGS”) from a Subscriber Organization. Once the subscription is purchased and the CSEGS is producing electricity, the customer will receive a credit on their BGE bill (will appear on the BGE bill as a “Community Solar Adjustment”) for their subscribed share of the CSEGS energy production.
BGE will continue to provide information on this Pilot Program so continue to check for further updates.
For more information or questions, please email:
A Subscriber Organization wanting to build a CSEGS to participate in the pilot program must be approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (MD PSC) and receive a Subscriber Organization identification number. Visit the MD PSC website for more information on this process.
BGE will begin accepting CSEGS Interconnection Applications for year 2/3 of the pilot program at 12:00 pm EPT on November 5, 2018. Interconnection Applications received before that time will not be accepted. Interconnection Applications will be accepted under the existing BGE Interconnection Application process only via email or U.S. Mail and in accordance with COMAR 20.50.09.
Supplemental Instructions for Interconnection Application For Community Solar Projects (PDF)
BGE Community Energy Pilot Program (Rider 32) (PDF)
The following table sets forth the annual capacity limits under the pilot program for BGE. Daily updates to the status of the queue and remaining pilot program capacity will be available here.
Capacity Chart (PDF)
Pilot Program Application List (PDF)
Community Solar Providers can register as a Subscriber Organization
Note: CSEGS Web Portal Registration is for Subscriber Organizations Only.