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.
Solar energy is one of our greatest renewable energy sources. Launch our
Solar Calculator to help you learn more about solar options that may best match your property.
Did you know that just in one hour, the sun radiates more energy onto earth than the entire human population uses in one year? It’s true!
A solar energy system, or solar PV system (photovoltaic system), uses individual solar cells on a solar panel to capture sunlight and convert it into energy. Modern technology can harness solar energy for a variety of uses, including lights and appliances, electronics and business equipment—even electric cars.
Solar works in Maryland! Maryland may not be the sunniest state, but there's plenty of sunlight to power solar energy.
Being connected to the smart grid is important. Connecting to the smart grid will keep power flowing to you when your private solar energy system doesn't produce all the energy you need.
Reduce your carbon footprint! Solar energy produces zero emissions, reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and can help decrease your carbon footprint.
BGE will still deliver energy to you when needed. Your
energy bill reflects the energy delivered, and the credits you receive when your private solar energy systems produces more energy than you use. The customer charge and standard meter charges apply to all bills and are not affected by net metering credits.
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