As part of
BGE's STRIDE plan, Operation Pipeline is BGE's multi-year initiative to modernize our systems to support the growing communities of Maryland. We will be upgrading hundreds of miles of natural gas pipes and equipment in dozens of communities.
The purpose of Operation Pipeline is to proactively replace cast iron and bare steel pipes with new, durable gas mains that will better serve customers for decades to come. This program also helps maintain the safety and reliability of BGE's service to improve the quality of life for our customers.
Watch an overview video of the Operation Pipeline program. The video is available in English (left) and Spanish (right).
Vea el resumen en video del programa Operation Pipeline. Este video está disponible en Ingles (izquierda) y Español (derecha).
The map below highlights communities where Operation Pipeline projects are currently under way or have been completed. You can zoom in to see the boundaries of certain projects or visit our frequently asked questions page for more information.
You can also contact the project team directly at
OperationPipeline@BGE.com with specific questions and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Operation Pipeline
Projects Currently Underway or Beginning in 2017 (yellow pins on the map below):
Zoom in to see the street boundaries of Operation Pipeline projects (Yellow pins are underway or starting. Green Pins are completed.)
In 2013 and 2014, BGE relocated a section of an existing underground natural gas pipeline located near the Baltimore City/Baltimore County border near Leakin Park and I-70. This project was part of BGE’s ongoing investment in the equipment that enables the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers. The original pipeline, known as the Granite Pipeline, was first constructed in 1949 and through the first phase of this project, a portion was retired and replaced by a new section of pipeline nearby. This pipeline serves approximately 90,000 customers throughout the region, including those in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
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.