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.
Watch the video overview of the NETSI Project
Segment A Update: The construction of the 115 kV pole line on Segment A of the transmission corridor between our Graceton Substation located near Graceton Rd. and Wheeler School Rd. to the Five Forks area near Clermont Mill Rd. is complete. The 115 kV circuit has been moved from the existing lattice towers to the new pole line. We are now installing a 230 kV circuit on the existing lattice towers. Construction continues on the upgrade of the Graceton Substation. Vegetation is being surveyed along Segment A in order to perform trimming and maintenance. Restoration of construction zones continues.
NETSI Segment B
NETSI Segment C
Constitution Street Electric Reliability Project and Switching Station
Constitution St. between Monument St. and N. Front St. in Baltimore City will be closed as part of a BGE electric reliability project. Constitution St. (south of Monument St.) will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic between February and December 2015. This is part of work to upgrade the electric system serving Baltimore City customers, including installation of an electric switching station. Please contact the project team at
BGEProject@bge.com with any questions.
Centre Street Electric Reliability Project
Ellicott City Restoration UpdateBGE crews responded to downtown Ellicott City to inspect equipment and begin the process of restoring service to customers after the historic flooding that damaged the area. As part of the initial restoration, a 100 foot section of gas main was installed near College Avenue to restore service to some customers. BGE is coordinating with Howard County to schedule remaining gas and electric restorations when overall site restoration and construction permits.
For safety reasons, gas appliances will be inspected and must be in good working order to have service restored. It is the owner’s responsibility to have malfunctioning equipment inspected and repaired by a certified contractor. Upon completion of the work, the customer is responsible to produce an inspection certificate. BGE will contact customers when we begin to restore service and will need access to the gas meter inside of the property to relight appliances. Please confirm with BGE the best way to reach you. You can contact BGE at
1-800-685-0123. Thank you.
Joppa Farm Road Electric Reliability Project
For more information or updates, please contact
BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Joppatowne Reliability Improvement Project. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to upgrade the electric system.
Joppatowne Substation Reliability Upgrade ProjectTo improve service reliability to Harford County, we will upgrade the BGE Joppatowne Electric Substation located on Falconer Rd. This substation was completed in 1965 and serves the greater Joppatowne
area that has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Upgrades toequipment within the substation, including a 2013 improvement, have kept pace with growth. BGE’s approximately four-acre property on which the substation sits was designed to accommodate continued growth. In 2016, we again will be expanding the substation equipment within our property behind the existing substation (area shaded in blue in image). This will require clearing and grading the land to accommodate the expanded substation boundaries, and installation of new substation equipment and poles. We expect the construction to take approximately 9-12 months, completing in mid-2017. The BGE project team consulted with the Lohrs Orchard Homeowners Association and Aspen Property Management, residents along Joppa Farm Rd. adjacent to the substation, as well as Harford County elected officials about the plans. Based on input from these stakeholders, BGE is adding additional screening trees and fencing around the substation site. We appreciate the guidance and support of the community as we undertake this project. If you have any questions or concerns as we perform this important reliability upgrade on our property, please contact us at
1-800-685-0123 or email
BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Joppatowne Substation Reliability Upgrade project.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 in 2016. BGE worked closely with Baltimore City and community stakeholders to select the new location that will help ensure continued electric service reliability. Contact
BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns.
Westport to Wilkens Electric Reliability Project
Wilkens Avenue Substation Project
We are beginning a project to upgrade the electric system serving the Wilkens Ave. corridor and southwest Baltimore. A new electric distribution facility will be constructed on BGE property off Wilkens Ave. between S. Catherine St. and S. Bentalou St. The new substation
facility will transform electricity from higher voltages used to move it from power plants at great distances to lower voltages used in homes, schools and businesses. This facility will also be connected to other electric facilities with new underground electric cables that will make it possible for BGE to re-route power quickly during outages due to storms or other causes. That helps improve service to you by reducing the frequency and duration of outages. During construction there will be increased activity and vehicles at the construction location. We will work to minimize construction disruption as much as possible. We anticipate work to take place during daylight hours on weekdays, excluding major holidays. We expect to be working throughout the remainder of the year and 2016, with the new facility becoming operational at the end of 2017. Please contact
BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns and reference the Wilkens Avenue Substation Project.
BGE will upgrade the electric system serving customers in communities generally bordered by the following areas:
A new electric distribution facility will be constructed on BGE property located near Cold Spring Lane and the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). The new substation facility will transform electricity from higher voltages used to move it from power plants at great distances to lower voltages used in homes, schools and businesses.
This facility will also be connected to other electric infrastructure that will make it possible for BGE to re-route power quickly during outages due to storms or other causes. That helps improve service to you by reducing the frequency and duration of outages.
Site work will commence in November 2016, substation construction will begin in the first quarter of 2017 and all equipment will be in service before December 2018. During construction there will be increased activity and vehicles at the construction location. BGE has closely worked with the community and Baltimore City while planning this project and we appreciate their help and patience.
We anticipate work to take place during daylight hours on weekdays, excluding major holidays, and will work to minimize construction disruption as much as possible
Please contact BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns and reference the Camp Small Reliability Improvement Project.