BGE is actively monitoring the remnants of Hurricane Ian. 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.
Learning and development is an integral part of every BGE employee’s career path. BGE’s Virtual Reality (VR) is an innovative way to allow employees to experience ultra-realistic simulations of procedures and job performance tasks without exposure to safety hazards. VR makes use of video gaming technology to offer simulated field training and operation qualifications scenarios. Training modules available for natural gas, electric, and substation entry, are designed to fit learning objectives ranging from simple to complex and is a high effective way to compliment hands-on training. BGE is committed to equipping our workforce with new skills, knowledge and expertise that best serve our customers, promote safety, and advance careers.
Learn more about BGE's VR Training
BGE introduced Virtual Reality training in 2017 with the first module focused on natural gas leak detection surveying and line marking. The training program was expanded in 2018 to include electric distribution 4kV switching and network protector vault inspection. In 2021, BGE added VR training modules that focus on transmission and substation components.
• Equipotential Zone/LOTO • Print reading
• General safety awareness• Replacement of equipment• Entry course training• Equipment corrective maintenance• Testing for readings/pulling fuses
• Switching procedures
• Substation Inspections • Troubleshooting alarms inside a substation