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, click here.

Your efforts to save energy matter.

The results are in for summer 2019, and you knocked it out of the park! BGE customers like you earned over $30 million in bill credits by doing their part to save energy. Take a look at this year’s results below and feel good about what you helped achieve. Your participation in PeakRewardsSM and Energy Savings Days helps us manage peak electric demand to reduce the need for additional power plants as our state’s population continues to grow. Keep up the great work next year!

Here’s some Rewarding News®.

Thanks for another great year. See the impact of your efforts:

$22.1 Million

PeakRewards Bill Credits Paid in 2019


Energy Savings Days Bill Credits Paid in 2019


PeakRewards Air Conditioning Program Participants


BGE Customers Eligible for Energy Savings Days


PeakRewards Customer Satisfaction Rating


Customer Participation in Energy Savings Days

Make your home smarter and take the credit(s).

Saving energy is smart. Enrolling in PeakRewards is even smarter. Sign up today and here’s what you’ll receive:

  • An ecobee3 lite Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat installed at no additional cost to you (a $269 value)
  • Up to $200 in bill credits June – September your first year and up to $100 every year after that
  • Anywhere, anytime thermostat control from your smartphone and other smart devices
  • Year-round comfort and energy savings

When you participate in PeakRewards, you agree to allow BGE to cycle your air conditioning on and off when electricity demand is high in exchange for summer bill credits. Are you a current PeakRewards participant? You may also be eligible to upgrade to a smart thermostat at no additional cost!

Sign up for text alerts.*

Subscribe to event notifications so you’ll get an advance notice of PeakRewards cycling events and Energy Savings Days next summer. Text messages are the quickest way to know when an event is scheduled. Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Login to
  2. Click My Profile in the left navigation.
  3. Select My Notification Preferences.
  4. Select your preferences (phone call, email and/or text) for the options “PeakRewards: Air Conditioning cycling events” and “Smart Energy Rewards: Energy Savings Day Alert.”

*Message and data rates may apply.

Sign up, log in and save more.

Sign up for My Account and compare your home’s energy usage to other similarly sized homes in your area. Plus, answer a few simple questions about your home to find out what uses the most energy and get customized energy-saving tips. You can even track your energy usage in real time and set up high usage alerts so you’ll know right away when your usage is trending higher than usual.

Continue the savings.

Take advantage of rebates.

Keep your savings growing with rebates up to $500 on qualifying high-efficiency ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances, lighting and heating/cooling equipment. Find savings and improve your home’s energy efficiency, which can help you save on electricity costs year after year.

Gear up for winter savings.

Before winter hits, give your home a little TLC. Home heating is the single highest energy user, so make sure you get a system check-up before winter begins to help keep your systems running smoothly and your energy costs low. Also, consider insulating your water heater tank and hot water pipes to prevent heat loss. Water heating accounts for 18% of home energy usage.

Download the BGE app.

View your energy usage, report an outage, sign up for alerts and more. You can also access all of your account information on the go and pay your bill with the swipe of a finger. It’s secure, easy and convenient, so download the app today!