November 03, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Sends Linemen and Support Staff to Sister Utility PECO in Philadelphia to Assist with Restoration Efforts
Restoration complete for all BGE customers affected by Hurricane Sandy, positioning BGE to deploy company crews and offer assistance to utility companies in the Northeast
BALTIMORE, Nov. 3, 2012 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it has deployed nearly 40 overhead linemen, safety and support staff to Buckingham, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia, to assist its sister utility, PECO, with restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy. BGE completed restoration to nearly 350,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy late Friday evening. BGE’s crews, including nearly 25 vehicles and a mobile operations center, left White Marsh, Md. at approximately 6 a.m. and are expected to assist with restoration efforts in Pennsylvania throughout the next week.
“This past week, more than 1,900 utility workers from 14 states answered BGE’s call for assistance and aided BGE crews with Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts, and for that we are extremely appreciative,” said Stephen J. Woerner, senior vice president and chief operating officer for BGE. “With our restoration now complete, BGE is poised to join the thousands of utility professionals from across the nation in assisting communities in the northeast recover from this ongoing natural disaster.”
BGE is an active participant in a mutual assistance network of utilities and stands ready to assist when its service is requested, so long as it does not negatively affect service restoration to its central Maryland customers. All costs associated with responding to mutual assistance requests are the responsibility of the requesting utility.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues.