Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)

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BGE Natural Gas & Electric Service

Baltimore Gas and Electric is a utility company serving residential and commercial customers in the Baltimore, Maryland area. BGE maintains roughly 25,000 miles of power lines and continues to make advancements to improve electric and natural gas delivery across the region. To contact BGE customer service please choose from the following options by, clicking here.

BGE Natural Gas & Electric Pricing

In Maryland, suppliers like Shipley Energy are able to work directly with BGE customers to provide fixed rates across this delivery network. With a fixed rate the price per kWh that does not change regardless of how much electricity is used. This is beneficial to both residential and commercial customers. To find out how Shipley Energy can help with pricing, call now.

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Customer Service Information

Need to get in touch with a representative at BGE or want to report an outage? Look through the list of contact methods below.

BGE's Service Area

BGE Utilities has a large service area surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. The service map below shows the territory BGE services. While BGE may be in your area, they may not serve your electric or natural gas supply. To find more detailed information on their service area, please visit their Service Territory page.


Deregulation in BGE

BGE Electric Utility operates in Maryland which is a deregulated state in terms of natural gas and electricity. Deregulation allows alternate suppliers, like Shipley Energy, to offer their energy products to consumers within the marketplace. The price these suppliers offer is not set by the government or the utility company, and therefore are often much more competitive.

Deregulation allows you to choose your natural gas or electricity supplier like you would most other service providers. For example, if you are unhappy with the price of your Internet service you could change to another company. In this case, deregulation allows you the same freedom.

Deregulation and Your Natural Gas and Electric Bills

One of the easiest ways to take control of your natural gas or electric bill is to choose a supplier (click the green text to look up the term in our handy glossary) with a great fixed rate. A gas or electric supplier, like Shipley Energy, doesn’t always promise to be lower than BGE at all points during the year, but we do promise a fixed rate for 12 months and a friendly Customer Care team to talk to about any questions you have.

The benefit of having a fixed rate is knowing what you will pay per kilowatt hour. This can help you manage your monthly budget. Shipley Energy also provides our loyal customers with the benefit of a rewards program, where you earn points for every dollar spent on natural gas or electricity that can be redeemed for gift cards.

The choice is yours. Choosing an gas and electric supplier like Shipley Energy will get you great customer service and a fair rate. Let us answer any questions you have – you have no obligation to make a decision today. A friendly customer care team member is ready to take your call.

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Easy to Read Glossary of Electricity Terms

  1. Electric Supplier – A business, other than BGE, that is licensed to supply electricity to the utility company on your behalf. When choosing an electric company, it is best to select a company that provides a fair electric rate, a clear contract, and good customer service.
  2. Fixed Rate – The price you will pay per kWh as stated in a contract, for the length of the contract with the electric supplier or utility. Fixed rates are often extended for 6, 12, and 24 months. Please review the terms of your contract.
  3. Kilowatt Hour (kWh) – A unit for measuring how much electricity is used, equal to one kW for one hour. One kWh lights a 100—watt bulb for 10 hours, or operates a 1,000 watt appliance for one hour.
  4. Shipley Energy Rewards Program – Shipley Energy’s loyalty program that rewards customers for the energy they use every day. Shipley Energy provides electricity, natural gas, heating oil, propane, and HVAC services that count towards your rewards. Redeem rewards for gift cards at a selection of your favorite stores – online and off!
  5. Variable Rate – The price you pay per kWh as determined by the utility company or electric supplier that manages your electric supply. Variable rates can change monthly as BGE or supplier changes rates.

Why Switch Natural Gas Suppliers?

Maryland's deregulated energy market has created more opportunities for homeowners to make smart choices about their home energy use. While BGE will continue to deliver your natural gas, read your meter, and send you a monthly bill, we will provide the actual gas - at a guaranteed rate. Get a great low rate to protect you through the winter, when you need it most!

Secure your price

Have peace of mind with a fixed rate and be protected from price increases for the term of your agreement. BGE's natural gas price changes every month, and February is predicted to be frigidly cold. When temperatures go down, prices go up. Don't get caught in a high rate!

Switching is Easy!

Unlike other natural gas suppliers, there is no sign-up fee or interruption in service when you switch to Shipley Energy. While we’ll supply your home’s natural gas, your current utility provider will continue to deliver your gas, read your meter and send you a monthly bill.

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Why Shipley Energy?

Helping our residential customers in PA, MD and OH save energy and money is something Shipley Energy has been doing for more than 85 years. We do that by offering a variety of flexible natural gas pricing options to let you take control of your home energy costs. The result is savings that make Shipley Energy the region's smartest natural gas choice.

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Energy Deregulation 101

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