Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Utility will hold recycling events this weekend in Dundalk and Cockeysville.
BGE residential customers will be able to get a $25 reward for dropping off room air-conditioning units this weekend for recycling. The utility is hosting the recycling events at Sears stores at Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk and Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Cockeysville. Working units will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release, which adds that BGE employees will be available to unload the units. Customers will receive the $25 per each unit recycled (up to two) in a check about four weeks later as part of the utility's Smart Energy Savers program. Ruth C. Kiselewich, director of demand management programs for BGE, said in the release that a newer, Energy Star-certified appliance "can …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As of 2 p.m., officials from the utilities company report that power has been restored to more than 133,000 customers.
Although the brunt of superstorm Sandy has passed, Baltimore Gas & Electric officials caution that additional outages are expected. New outages may occur over the next few days as tree and tree limbs weakened by the storm continue falling, according to a news release. As of 2:36 p.m., electric service was restored to more than 166,274 customers. The BGE current outages map shows that 150,705 customers are still without. More than 4,500 workers are assisting in ongoing restoration efforts, the release states. Customers are asked to report power outages and downed wires by calling 1-877-778-2222.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The utilities company cited a need to make essential upgrades to its gas and electric services.
Following the recent severe "derecho" that left many Baltimore County residents without power for days, Baltimore Gas and Electric is looking to raise its rates. In a Friday statement, the utilities company announced that it filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission to increase its rates for gas and electric services for both residential and commercial customers. According to BGE, the typical residential gas bill would increase by $4.62 a month and the typical electric bill would increase by $7.22. The company said this would amount to a 4.4 percent increase in total electric bills and 6.6 percent in total electric bills across all customer classes. "We realize that any increase in our electricity and gas distribution rates can be …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
More than 400,000 without power in Central Maryland; 400 linemen arriving from FL and MS in 2-3 days, BGE officials say.
More than 400,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers in Central Maryland remain without electricity in the wake of a powerful and swiftly moving storm that passed through the area Friday night. BGE spokesperson Rob Gould said that it will likely be several days before power is restored to all customers. "We know this is going to be a multi-day response," Gould said at BGE's storm operations command center in northwest Baltimore County. "This is not something where we'll be able to restore power in a couple of days." According to BGE's storm center page, more than 418,000 customers--or about a third of the 1.2 million customers the utility company serves in Central Maryland--were without electricity by mid-day Saturday. Power outages were…