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Energy Savings Days

What are Energy Savings Days?

BGE Energy Savings Days are scheduled when electricity demand is expected to be particularly high. This typically occurs on very hot summer weekdays when both homes and businesses are using higher amounts of electricity. Managing summer peak demand helps to reduce the need for additional power plants, keeps down the overall cost of electricity, and eases the burden on Maryland's electricity grid as our state's population continues to grow.

BGE anticipates that there will be up to six Energy Savings Days during summer 2019. This includes Energy Savings Days that may begin without advanced notification.

How it works

Step 1 You'll get an alert.
You'll receive a phone call, email or text, usually the day before a BGE Energy Savings Day.


Step 2 Reduce your use.
Simply use less electricity between 1 pm and 7 pm on an Energy Savings Day and earn $1.25 in bill credits for every kilowatt-hour saved compared to your normal use. 


Step 3 Earn rewards.
Within a few days, we'll notify you by phone, email or text to let you know how much you saved.


What can I do to reduce my electricity usage on Energy Savings Days?

For tips and suggestions on what you can do to reduce your use, visit our Energy Savings Day Tips page or check out real customer stories. To learn more about your typical usage and receive customized savings tips for your home, visit the View My Usage page. If you are a PeakRewards participant, your air conditioner is automatically cycled up to 50% during Energy Savings Days. You also have the opportunity to earn bill credits when you take additional steps to reduce your electricity usage during an Energy Savings Day. To learn more about how PeakRewards works on Energy Savings Days, visit

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How much can I save?   

Based on results from past years, participating customers saved an average of $5-$8* per Energy Savings Day. BGE anticipates that there could be up to six Energy Savings Days per summer.
*Your actual savings will vary.
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