BGE Gives Power Restoration Update For Baltimore County
Press release from the Baltimore County Government: July 17, 2022
POWER RESTORATION UPDATE FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY
A message from BGE | Sunday, July 17, 2022 | 11 a.m.
As of Sunday morning, BGE has restored 99 percent of customers who were impacted by the severe storm on Tuesday, July 12, and the additional customers who experienced outages caused by the weather system on Saturday, July 16.
For those few customers still without service, the BGE Mobile Operations Command Center, at the Jacksonville Senior Center, is open until 9 p.m. tonight. Customers can visit to learn more about the extent of the reconstruction necessary in their area and additional details about restoration times.
We appreciate customers' understanding as our team continues to safely restore service. Here are a few reasons why this is happening and additional info on Estimated Time of Restoration (ETRs):
A significant amount of equipment damage was caused by large fallen trees and branches.
- Trees are down in roads and customers’ yards, which in some cases is limiting our crews’ access and extending the time it takes to do system repairs.
- Replacing a pole can take 6-8 hours and we have multiple jobs with multiple broken poles.
- The extent of the damage is significantly more severe than the average storm, increasing the time to restore service and making estimated times of restoration more uncertain and more likely to change.
BGE staff and crew will continue to work through the day until all power is restored.
This press release was produced by the Baltimore County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.