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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

 

 
 

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 keycrossing@bge.com.

 

Reisterstown Road Electric Reliability Upgrade Project

BGE routinely inspects its infrastructure and upgrades components when necessary to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of power. Beginning in February 2022 and continuing through May 2022, BGE will perform preventative maintenance on underground electric cable located beneath Reisterstown Road (MD 140). This work is part of an ongoing reliability project in the area.

Site preparation and maintenance activities will continue on a 24-hour schedule, for approximately 90 days. Modifications to current traffic operations are required along northbound MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) near the entrances to Foundry Row, the Saint Thomas Shopping Center, and adjacent businesses. All lanes of southbound Reisterstown Road and three lanes of northbound Reisterstown Road will be maintained during construction. BGE will implement the following traffic modifications along MD 140 between Garrison View Road and Olive Lane:

  • The bus stop along northbound MD 140 in between Garrison View Road and Olive Lane will be closed. Alternate bus stops include Reisterstown Road & Saint Thomas Lane, near side, northbound, Bus Routes 89 & 92; Reisterstown Road & Garrison Forest School, northbound, Bus Routes 89 & 92.
  • All thru lanes of traffic will be maintained along southbound MD 140 through the work zone, and two thru lanes and the left turn lane will be maintained along northbound MD 140.
  • Left turns in and out of Olive Lane and the businesses directly south of Olive Lane will be restricted.  Right ins and right outs from Olive Lane properties will be maintained throughout construction

BGE does not expect that electric service will be interrupted as a result of the work; if a temporary interruption is required, impacted customers will be notified. For questions or concerns, please call Joy Hamilton at 240-583-7925 or Lineta Duren at 410-618-0102 or email  BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Reisterstown Road Electric Reliability Upgrade Project.


 

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 BGEProject@BGE.com 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 BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns.

 

All Saints Road Wood Pole Project

BGE has identified the need to upgrade a half-mile segment of overhead electric distribution line in Howard County, Maryland along All Saints Road, between Route 216 and Old Scaggsville Road.

This project will be completed in two phases:

Phase one will include the installation of a short section of an underground electric cable at Old Scaggville Road, the replacement of 15 wood poles on All Saints Road, and the installation of three new wood poles on All Saints Road. Construction for phase one is expected to begin in November 2021 and continue through February 2022, weather permitting.

Phase two will include the installation of new underground electric circuits at the intersection of Route 216 and All Saints Road and is expected to begin construction in spring 2022. We will provide more information on phase two closer to the start of construction.

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. Additionally, BGE may trim trees near overhead electric lines to further the reliability of the overhead electric lines. Construction activity on this project will result in a temporary lane and sidewalk closures. Details on closures will be made available in advance.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Brendan Benton at 410.618.0108 or email bgeproject@bge.com and reference the All Saints Road Wood Pole Project. (View project FAQ document


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 or Mr. Patrick Smith at 410-618-0104. You may also email clarestreet@bge.com and reference Clare Street Substation.

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