When do BGE Energy Savings Days occur?BGE schedules Energy Savings Days when the demand for electricity 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, especially with air conditioning. 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 delivery system as our state's population continues to grow.
BGE anticipates that there will be up to ten Energy Savings Days during summer 2016. This includes Energy Savings Days that may begin without advanced notification.
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
My Energy Use tab. 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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