More than 1 million BGE customers have helped save energy during critical times each summer when it’s needed most. Whether you participate in one of BGE’s summer energy savings programs or you reduce your energy use in other ways, every effort makes a difference and we appreciate you.

Here are five ways saving energy with BGE is rewarding.



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1. It can help lower the cost of electricity (and that means lower rates for everyone).

Programs like PeakRewards, Connected Rewards and Energy Savings Days help reduce overall electricity usage when homes and businesses turn up their A/C and the demand for electricity is at its highest. In turn, this helps avoid the cost of building new power plants to meet extra demand during peak times. It also helps us manage spikes in energy prices, which can help keep costs down for you.

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2. It can pay you back.

Whether you receive bill credits for participating in the PeakRewards Air Conditioning Program or Energy Savings Days — or you earn money for participating in Connected Rewards — you get rewarded for saving energy. These incentives are our way of saying thanks!

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3. It’s easy.

PeakRewards and Connected Rewards are low-maintenance programs. Your thermostat (or A/C switch) does the work for you. Plus, on Energy Savings Days, just use less energy than usual and save!

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4. It can help improve the reliability of the electric supply.

When the demand for electricity is reduced, it puts less stress on energy distribution systems. That leads to fewer power outages when electricity is needed most.

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5. It can even help protect the environment.

During peak times when customers are using large amounts of electricity, additional power plants may need to come online. Those power plants use fossil fuel. The less they come on, the less pollution they put out.

See what BGE customers achieved together this year.

2021 PEAKREWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

311,031

PeakRewards Participants

$20.1 Million

Total PeakRewards Bill Credits Paid (estimated)

95%

PeakRewards Customer Satisfaction Rating

2021 CONNECTED REWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

360%

Increase in Customer Enrollment Since Last Year

91%

Participants Likely to Recommend the Program or Have Already

98%

Participant Satisfaction

2021 ENERGY SAVINGS DAYS HIGHLIGHTS

1,122,402

Eligible Customers

$4,943,849

Energy Savings Day Bill Credits Paid in 2021

851,307

Customers Participated in Energy Savings Days

76%

Customer Participation Percentage