Baltimore Gas and Electric

BGE, a subsidiary of Illinois-based Exelon Corporation, is a combined electric and gas utility. BGE serves approximately 1.3 million electric customers and 700,000 gas customers in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County, most of Howard, Carroll and Harford Counties, and parts of Prince George’s, Montgomery and Calvert Counties. 

BGE’s last rate case was in 2023 and was a multi-year rate case. The Public Service Commission order in the case was issued on Dec 14, 2023. You can access the order and the case here. As of the beginning of May 2024, OPC’s request for rehearing of the Commission’s order—its request for the Commission to change certain aspects of its Dec. 14, 2023, order—remains pending before the Commission.

Current rates

Electric and gas bills include two primary categories of charges: distribution charges and supply charges. These categories of charges and additional charges are explained here. The distribution rate covers most of the average customer's distribution costs. In 2024, the volumetric rate makes up 81 percent of distribution costs for the average BGE gas customer and 82 percent of distribution costs for the average BGE electric customer. 

Gas Service 

Volumetric distribution rate: $0.8513/therm

Customer charge: $15.55/month

Supply cost: $0.3786/therm (May 2024)

EmPOWER surcharge (electric): $0.00925/kWh

 

Electric Service

Volumetric distribution rate: $0.04842/kWh

Customer charge: $9.30/month

Supply cost: $0.10361/kWh (February 2024)

EmPOWER surcharge (gas): $0.0646/therm