BGE is required by PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Operator for the Mid-Atlantic region, to activate an annual test emergency cycling event during the summer months to ensure system operations compliance. The event is planned to take place in late September or early October 2020. To minimize potential customer inconvenience, we anticipate the event will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
You will not be able to override participation in the emergency cycling event. If you are enrolled in the PeakRewards Air Conditioning Program, your central air conditioner or electric heat pump will be cycled up to your chosen cycling level (50%, 75%, or 100%) for the duration of the event. If you are enrolled in the PeakRewards Electric Water Heater Program, the electricity to your water heater will be interrupted for the duration of the event.
If you require immediate assistance, please call the PeakRewards customer hotline at 888.309.PEAK (7325). For more information, .
EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, go to BGESmartEnergy.com.