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Learn About Baltimore Gas and Electric

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is Maryland’s most extensive utility company. It is based in Baltimore and delivers natural gas and electricity to both businesses and homes throughout the state

BGE is part of Exelon Corporation’s family of companies. Exelon bills itself as the nation’s leading energy supplier. BGE has been supplying gas and, eventually, electricity to customers for nearly 204 years. Exelon’s six utility companies deliver natural gas and electricity to nearly 10 million customers.

Cities served include Baltimore, Annapolis, and Aberdeen. BGE delivers energy to approximately 680,000 natural gas customers and more than 1.3 million electric customers. If BGE is your utility company, you have the power to choose a competitive energy provider for electricity or natural gas supply.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Clearview Energy - ClearGreenGuarantee 6Plus 6 months $0.060 / kWh
Constellation - 6 Month Home Power Plan 6 months $0.085 / kWh
Public Power - 12 Month Fixed 12 months $0.086 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 4/21/2021, 7:56:59 PM CDT for utility Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

What is deregulation?

To understand energy deregulation, it is important to understand regulation. In most states, electricity and natural gas customers have no choice of their energy providers. They must get service from their assigned utility.

Deregulation means other suppliers compete for customers in a state. The idea is that competition will contain prices or drive them down. Maryland is a deregulated market, which means residents can choose their energy provider. Among the choices is staying with the utility, which will continue to deliver power regardless of which company supplies it.

Choosing a supplier might seem difficult. But SaveOnEnergy.com has resources and options to help. Get started by entering your ZIP code on this page to see plans and providers available in your area.

Customers who are working on their credit scores have options as well. No-deposit energy plans and prepaid plans can help in these situations.

What is Baltimore Gas and Electric Price to compare

Utilities have a price to compare – their rate for a specified period. That allows you to compare rates against those of electricity suppliers. Baltimore Gas and Electric’s price to compare through May 2021 is 7.225 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). From June 1 to Sept. 30, 2021, the rate increases to 7.253 cents/kWh.

Enter your ZIP on this page to see whether you can find better rates.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

Utilities such as Baltimore Gas and Electric deliver electricity or natural gas to your home or business. They also maintain the lines and other equipment needed for energy delivery. In Maryland, they also can be a supplier.

Suppliers generate or buy electricity and sell it to customers. Regardless of which supplier you buy your power from, the utility for your area will deliver it.

If you have an outage, call the utility, not the supplier.

  • A supplier is the origin, or generator, responsible for the creation of your energy. Dams, solar farms, and wind turbine farms are all examples of potential suppliers. 
  • A utility is the retailer and distributor responsible for providing the energy to your household, or workplace. They construct and maintain the network of grids, powerlines, and stations that facilitate your energy.

Suppliers available in the Maryland area

Among the suppliers available in the Baltimore service area of Baltimore Gas and Electric are the following:

Spark Energy and Constellation also provide natural gas in the city.

Explore Baltimore Gas and Electric customer programs

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® offers customers the opportunity to conserve energy and reduce negative impacts on the environment. One residential options isthe PeakRewards™ project. Under Peak Rewards, customers allow the utility company to cycle their air conditioning units during peak electricity season.

If a homeowner enrolls in the program, BGE installs an outdoor switch or programmable thermostat at the location. (If you’re a renter, you’ll have to get permission from your property manager or landlord first.) 

Cycling refers to the process in which a signal is sent to a homeowner’s switch to disrupt the transfer of electricity to the AC unit for a period of time. The utility company says cycling works to decrease high energy demand and electricity costs. The program is available to all residents in the utility’s service area, regardless of supplier.

How to contact Baltimore Gas and Electric

If your power goes out or you notice a gas leak, contact the company so it can dispatch a crew and resolve your issue.

  • If you believe you smell natural gas, evacuate the area immediately and contact BGE at 1-877-778-7798 or 1-800-685-0123.
  • For power lines that are downed, or any sort of utility damage, evacuate the area and contact BGE at 1-877-778-2222 or 1-800-685-0123.

Customer service is available 24/7.