What are Energy Savings Days?
BGE Energy Savings Days are scheduled when electricity demand is expected to be particularly high. This typically occurs on hot summer weekdays when both homes and businesses are using higher amounts of electricity than normal. When you participate in an Energy Savings Day, you help reduce the need for additional power plants, keep down the overall cost of electricity, and ease the burden on Maryland's electricity grid as our state's population continues to grow – while earning summer bill credits!
BGE anticipates that there can be up to three Energy Savings Days each summer season.
You'll get an alert.You'll receive a phone call, email, text, or mobile app alert before a BGE Energy Savings Day alerting you of the upcoming event.
Reduce your use.Simply use less electricity during the event which typically occurs between 2pm and 6pm on an Energy Savings Day and earn $1.25 in bill credits for every kilowatt-hour saved compared to your normal use.
Earn rewards.Within a few days, we'll notify you by phone, email, text or mobile app to let you know how much you saved!
There are many ways to reduce your electricity usage during an Energy Savings Day, but the most impactful savings tip is to raise the temperature on your thermostat by 3-4° and use other ways to stay cool. BGE recommends setting your thermostat at 78ºF. Customers should exercise discretion and consider health impacts when reducing electricity usage. For more ways to save, visit our Energy Savings Day Tips page or check out real customer stories.
Get personalized insights about your energy use and receive customized savings tips for your home by logging in to 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 Three Ways to Save | Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (bge.com).
Connected Rewards participants will have the temperature on their thermostat raised up to four degrees during Energy Savings Days. These customers can earn bill credits for reduced energy usage during the Energy Savings Day.
Participants will also have their thermostat raised up four degrees during Connected Rewards Adjustment Events. These events could last up to six hours and are usually scheduled during warmer days during the summer. BGE expects to call up to 15 Adjustment Events each summer. Connected Rewards participants' homes may be precooled for up to 90 minutes before the event starts to ensure their home stays comfortable for the duration of the Adjustment Event. To learn more, visit EnrollMyThermostat.com/BGE.
Based on results from past years, participating customers earned an average of $5-$8* per Energy Savings Day, but the actual earnings will vary by customer. BGE anticipates that there could be up to three Energy Savings Days per summer.
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