Compare BGE Electricity Rates
With a rich history dating back over 200 years, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is one of the oldest public utilities in the U.S. BGE serves over 1.25 million business and residential electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers across Baltimore and surrounding areas in Maryland.
If you’re a BGE customer, you benefit from Energy Choice, or the ability to choose your energy provider and the rate that you pay for electricity or natural gas. Keep reading to learn more about how you can find the best BGE electricity rates and switch providers today!
Get the Best BGE Electricity Rates
For all BGE rates, find the Rate Comparison Tool at the top of the page and enter your ZIP Code.
How Energy Choice Works for BGE Customers
By default, BGE customers receive both their electricity delivery and supply through BGE. By participating in Energy Choice, BGE customers are able to choose their electricity supplier and realize potential savings over the default rate that BGE charges for the supply of electricity.
There are many electricity providers that BGE customers can choose from ranging from small, local electric companies to large national providers like Constellation and Direct Energy. Some providers, like Tomorrow Energy, specialize in providing 100% renewable energy plans. Choosing from so many providers can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time comparing electricity rates.
ElectricityRates.com makes your choice simple by eliminating all of the guesswork and only providing you with great rates from leading providers. All providers found in the Marketplace are reputable, so you can be confident in your choice.
How To Compare BGE Electricity Plans
Comparing and switching electricity providers on ElectricityRates.com is easy. To find the best plan in your area, all you need to do is follow this simple three-step process.
- Enter your ZIP Code – See available plans for BGE customers.
- Compare electricity providers and plans – Pay attention to each plan’s electricity supply rate and plan length.
- Switch electricity providers – After you find the right plan for you, fill out the necessary information and switch.
That’s it! Your new provider will take over within one to two billing cycles. There is no need to contact BGE and you will start seeing your new provider and supply rate on your BGE bill within 1-2 billing cycles.
BGE Service Area
BGE services more than 1.25 million business and residential electric customers in a 2,300 square mile area in Maryland. This area includes Baltimore City and all or part of 10 counties in Central Maryland.
- Anne Arundel
- Prince George’s
Reading Your BGE Electricity Bill
There are primarily two types of charges on your BGE electricity bill: delivery charges and supply charges. When you take advantage of Maryland’s Energy Choice, you take control of your electricity supply charges.
BGE Electricity Delivery Charges
- Charged by BGE
- For the reliable transmission of electricity to your home
- Do not change when you switch electricity suppliers
Electricity Supply Charges
- Charged by your electricity provider (BGE by default)
- For the electricity that you use every month
- Charged by the kilowatt-hour (kWh)
BGE Price To Compare
BGE’s Price to Compare is the default supply rate for electricity. This is the price that you pay for electricity if you do not take advantage of Energy Choice. This is also the price that you will use to compare electricity rates from competing providers. You can find the current Price to Compare on your latest BGE bill.
Smart Energy Savers Program For BGE Customers
In 2008, Maryland launched the Empower Maryland program recognizing energy efficiency as one of the least expensive ways to meet the growing electricity demands of the State. BGE customers have several options to help them save on their energy costs by improving efficiency ranging from home energy check-ups to discounts on energy star appliances. Here is what’s available under the BGE smart energy program.
- Lighting & Energy Star Appliance Discounts
- Home Energy Checkup
- Thermostat Optimization
- Limited Income Programs
- Appliance Recycling
Get in Contact with BGE
- Customer Service Number: 1-800-685-0123
- Report An Outage Number: 1-877-778-2222
- BGE Contact Info Page
- BGE Outage Map
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