Baltimore Gas And Electric

Baltimore Gas and Electric has a rich history, as it was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility company (though it was known as the Gas Light Company of Baltimore at that time). Over the next nearly 200 years, BGE grew, consolidated with small companies, merged with larger companies and changed its name. Today BGE is an Exelon company that serves 1.2 million electric customers and 650,000 gas customers across a 2300 square mile territory in central Maryland.​​​​​​​

Until energy deregulation started in Maryland in 1999, Baltimore Gas and Electric provided “Standard Offer Services” for all of their customers, meaning they supplied, transmitted and delivered the power. Today, however, the MD Electric Choice program allows BGE customers to shop among competitive Maryland electricity suppliers, of which there are currently over 30 suppliers actively accepting new customers. 

BGE customers that make the switch to a new electric supplier can benefit by 

  • Getting a lower supply rate (kWh rate) on your bill
  • Some suppliers may offer green energy plans
  • Save money for the same energy use

Baltimore Gas and Electric consumers who choose to work with alternative MD electric suppliers remain customers of BGE. That's because BGE is still responsible for delivering the power, maintaining the lines and other infrastructure that make delivery possible, responding to emergencies like downed power lines and outages, handling customer service inquires and taking care of billing.​​​​​​​

The MD electric choice program allows you to freely shop amongs dozens of supplier options and choose one that works for you.