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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

Smart Grid Initiative


Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE’s) Smart Grid Initiative consisted of a territory-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), which included the replacement of over 575,000 electric meters.1 The utility also implemented a customer web portal and home energy management reports, which provide customers with behavioral science-based presentation of usage information to encourage home energy efficiency and conservation. A newly deployed customer care and billing system and meter data management system (MDMS) enable optimal utilization of the new technologies and allow BGE to leverage the AMI data to offer residential customers a peak-time rebate (PTR) program. Finally, the BGE project built upon an existing direct load control program, PeakRewardsSM, that offers customers financial incentives to allow BGE to cycle central air conditioning equipment and electric hot water heaters.

Contact Information

Rhea Lewis
Manager Corporate Communications
DOE Reporting Compliance Team
Baltimore Gas and Electric

Recipient: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
HQ State: Maryland
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $459,353,902
Federal Share: $200,000,000
Funding Program:
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operations and Maintenance Costs
  • Deferred Investment in Transmission and Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Costs from Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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