BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Baltimore Gas and Electric is preparing for consecutive days of extremely high temperatures – nearing 100 degrees – throughout its central Maryland service area this week.
BGE is asking its customers to prepare ways to conserve energy.
“Whether it’s keeping curtains and blinds closed or delaying the use of heat-generating appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and dryers until after 9 p.m. when the temperature begins to drop, these actions will help customers better manage their energy use and summer energy bills. We thank our customers for their support through this period of extremely hot weather,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE.
In periods of extended extreme weather, BGE may activate its voluntary PeakRewards program, which reduces the amount of electric during periods of high usage.
Other means to conserve energy include turning off non-essential appliances and electronics, turning ceiling fans on with the blades rotating counter clockwise, and using an outdoor grill or microwave instead of the stove or oven.