Thursday, December 20, 2012
The utility says heavy rain and wind in the next few days may lead to outages in central Maryland.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is warning customers in the central Maryland area to prepare for weather-related outages as an approaching weather system is forecasting heavy rain Thursday night coupled with high winds Friday and Saturday. In a statement issued by spokesperson Rachael Lighty Thursday morning, the utility said it was “proactively preparing” for outages, and directed customers to online tools for “enhanced customer service” tools. “BGE continues to monitor the forecast high wind and heavy rain, which is expected to begin with rain on Thursday afternoon,” Jeannette Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE said in the statement. “This expected weather brings the potential of trees falling onto power …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Sunny skies will persist for a while, but high winds and rain are in the forecast, too.
You may want to get your errands done this afternoon; the National Weather Service says thunderstorms may be on the way. We can expect things to stay dry and relatively sunny into the midday hours, NWS reports, but the Baltimore/DC Metro area has a good chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. According to the NWS hourly forecast, the chance of rain shoots up from 28 percent at 4 p.m. to 63 percent at 7 p.m. Storms could bring damaging winds, according to NWS. Wind can mean downed limbs and trees, which, in turn, can lead to power outages. In a letter to the editor from BGE today, Chief Customer Officer, Jeannette M. Mills, said that trees and limbs coming into contact with power lines cause the “vast majority of outages.” …
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…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
BGE continues to deal with residential electricity outages.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
BGE wants to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we continue our Hurricane Irene restoration efforts. We want to assure them that we are working as safely, quickly and efficiently as possible to restore their power. Throughout Central Maryland, we have been addressing public safety issues, such as downed wires, and repairing critical infrastructure as well as repairing equipment and lines serving individual homes and businesses. BGE expects to have all power restored to those impacted by Irene in less time than it took to restore power during 2003’s Isabel – a storm that’s similar in amounts of power outages. Despite the fact that we have restored nearly 80 percent of those who lost power within 72 hours of the …