We understand that a power outage can make this already challenging time even more difficult. 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 crews are following CDC guidance for social distancing and personal protection while working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power. 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.
There are many opportunities to help you offset the out-of-pocket costs to install a solar generating system. One of the best ways to understand costs and incentives is to use a tool to help you calculate your solar potential. BGE's
Solar Calculator helps you assess your rooftop solar potential by combining your historical usage data with solar data in your area to provide a personalized evaluation for your property, including any incentives and credits.
Federal and state incentives are offered to BGE customers who choose to go solar. To learn about any incentives you may qualify for, launch our Solar Calculator.
Taxpayers can claim a Federal Income Tax Credit (FITC) of 26% for qualified expenditures on a solar system that provides electricity to their residence (owned and lived in by the taxpayer). For more information, visit
For a personalized assessment of the credits and rebates you may qualify for, launch our
When you have a solar system and are being billed for net metering, you are charged only for the net amount of energy you use during each billing period. In other words, this is the amount of energy we deliver to you minus the excess amount you send back to the smart grid. If you send more energy to the grid than we deliver, you can receive credits on your bill. This program allows you to make full use of your own solar energy system, giving you more control over your energy costs.
Visit our FAQ page for more information about net metering.