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Electric Investments


BGE continues to make investments in the electric grid to further improve the safety and reliability of service for 1.3 million customers in central Maryland. Projects and maintenance work featured on this page highlight a variety of those investments—from overhead to underground lines, transmission to substations, and more. BGE customers are enjoying the best electric service reliability in the company's history as a result of this innovative, proactive work.

Current projects



Shawan Road Substation Electric Reliability Upgrade Project

Continuing through spring 2023, BGE is performing preventative maintenance on underground electric cables along both Warren Road and York Road (MD 45) in Cockeysville, Maryland. As a result of this work, please remain alert for lane shifts and traffic changes implemented in the area.

  • Site preparation and maintenance activities will continue on a 24-hour schedule for approximately 60 days, weather permitting.
  • BGE does not expect area electric service to be interrupted due to this upgrade.
  • Please note that work zones will be restored to the original roadway configuration upon completion of this work.

For questions or concerns, please call Joy Hamilton at 240-583-7925 or Jordan Mueller at 410-618-0107 or email and reference the Shawan Road Electric Reliability Upgrade Project.

Emerson-North Laurel Electric Reliability Project

BGE has identified the need to upgrade an electric distribution line in Howard County, Maryland, along All Saints Road, North Laurel Road, and Stephens Road. This work will include the installation of new underground electric circuits using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Construction is expected to begin in December 2022 and continue into March 2023, weather permitting.

Most construction will take place Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with extended hours as needed. There may be occasional weekend work.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Kristina Bigby at 240.583.7926 or email and reference the Emerson-North Laurel Electric Reliability Project.

You may view the project’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in English and Spanish.

Puede consultar las Preguntas Frecuentes del proyecto (FAQ) en inglés y español.

Electric Reliability Investment (ERI) Initiative

BGE’s Electric Reliability Investment initiative is designed to accelerate the pace of improvements to the electric distribution system to help reduce the frequency and duration of electric service interruptions for customers. Read More

Key Crossing Reliability Initiative


BGE owns and operates electric transmission lines that are part of the regional transmission system that transports electricity into, out of, and through the BGE service area. Currently, one segment of BGE's transmission system, which crosses under the Patapsco River next to the Francis Scott Key Bridge, is nearing the end of its useful life. The scope of BGE's Key Crossing Reliability Initiative Transmission Line Project is to replace this segment between Hawkins Point in Baltimore City and Sollers Point in Baltimore County.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, visit BGE’s Key Crossing project webpage or contact


Lipins Corner to Naval Academy Junction Transmission Project

Lipins-Corner-transmission-photo-sim.pngBGE's investment in its transmission line between the Lipins Corner and Naval Academy Junction substations is part of the company's ongoing commitment to providing safe, reliable delivery of energy to customers. Transmission lines are the backbone of the electric system and supply power to distribution lines, which deliver energy to customers' homes and businesses.

This project includes the replacement of six miles of overhead transmission lines and poles (see nearby photo simulation example). Work is being conducted within the existing transmission corridor. No new transmission right of way will be required and the entire project will be constructed on BGE property. Work is scheduled to begin in late 2019 and should be completed in 2021.

View a map of the project corridor.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact BGE at or 410.470.7700 and refer to the Lipins Corner Transmission Project. Please include your name and address for prompt follow-up.

Loch Raven Electric Facility 

This site, bounded by Hillen Rd., Wellbourne Rd. and Sherwood Ave. in Baltimore, was selected and purchased for a new electric distribution facility, known as the Loch Raven Electric Facility. It will reliably distribute electric power to the homes and businesses in the area. BGE will maintain a fenced, secure location at this site until construction begins soon. BGE worked closely with Baltimore City and community stakeholders to select the new location that will help ensure continued electric service reliability. Contact with any questions or concerns.

Clare Street Substation Project

To meet increasing service demands throughout South Baltimore, BGE is constructing the new Clare Street Substation. The new substation will be built on existing BGE property located near the corner of Clare Street and Annapolis Road. BGE contractors will begin work in spring 2022 by removing existing underground infrastructure at this site. Project construction is expected to take place Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Clare Street Substation marks the first of several investments that BGE is making in the South Baltimore region over the coming years. Following completion of the Clare Street Substation, BGE will also rebuild the nearby Westport Substation to replace aging infrastructure. A new substation will also be built at Port Covington to support increased demand in the region. For questions about this project, please contact Ms. Joy Hamilton at 240‐583‐7925. You may also email and reference Clare Street Substation.

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