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Starting October 1st, 2021, BGE will increase its electricity supply rate, often called the Standard Offer Service rate, from 7.663 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 8.41 per kWh. This rate is expected to be in place until June of 2022.

This increase marks the second time BGE has increased its electricity supply rates this year! But don't worry, we've outlined several ways you can keep your BGE bill low this fall and beyond.

How To Keep Your BGE Bill Low

Consider Switching Electricity Providers

One way Maryland residents may be able to save on their electric bill is by switching to a fixed-rate electricity plan with a lower electricity supply rate. These plans lock in your electricity rate for the duration of your contract.

Outside of saving money, switching electricity providers can benefit you in other ways:

  • No Unexpected Rate Hikes – Fixed-rate plans can lock in your electricity supply rate for years
  • Support Clean Energy – You can find renewable energy plans that source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources
  • Unparalleled Service – Get the customer support you deserve from your supplier

Compare BGE Electricity Rates

Maryland

Price to Compare 11.15¢

The electricity utility's price for electricity supply expressed as a price per kWh, to be used to contrast prices with competitive suppliers.

Best Electricity Rates
ProviderPlan NameLengthRate Per kWhSign Up
Constellation
12 Month Home Power Plan
12 Mo.10.29¢
Save 8%
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 9
9 Mo.10.29¢
Save 8%
Select
Direct Energy
Live Brighter 12
12 Mo.10.39¢
Save 7%
Select
Energy Harbor
Safe Harbor 10
10 Mo.10.58¢
Save 6%
Select
Direct Energy
Go Green Lights 24
24 Mo.13.09¢Select
PlanRate Per kWh
Constellation
12 Month Home Power Plan

12 Months
10.29¢
Select
Direct Energy
Live Brighter 9

9 Months
10.29¢
Select
Direct Energy
Live Brighter 12

12 Months
10.39¢
Select
Energy Harbor
Safe Harbor 10

10 Months
10.58¢
Select
Direct Energy
Go Green Lights 24

24 Months
13.09¢
Select
  • 100% Renewable Sources
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Other Ways To Cut Back On Your Energy Bills

If you're looking for other ways to cut back on your BGE electricity bill, you can also check out our guide to lowering your electricity bill. This page provides a strategy you can use to cut back on the biggest energy consumers in your home so you can have the largest possible impact on your bill.

Here are a few quick tips on how to lower your bill in preparation for this increase:

  • Focus on cutting back on your A/C, heating and water heating consumption. These are generally the largest energy consumers in your home.
  • Use smart products to schedule when energy-consuming products are used so you don't waste energy unnecessarily.
  • Consider a home energy assessment to find ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

These are just a few of the ways that you can lower your electricity consumption, so be sure to check out our full guide for more.

Disclaimer: Standard offer service rates, price to compare rates or default electric supply rates from your utility may differ from what's shown in this post. Check with your local utility provider to confirm.