Baltimore Gas Electric

Baltimore, Maryland

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


Baltimore Gas and Electric is an electric and gas utility. In 2021, the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program offered a wide range of ENERGY STAR® offerings to empower residential and commercial customers to reduce their energy usage through retail-, distributor-, and contractor-based opportunities. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Requiring ENERGY STAR certification in more than 20 product categories as the basis for programs serving residential and commercial customers, including small business customers. BG&E leveraged multiple delivery channels and incentive mechanisms (e.g., bulk purchase, instant discounts, buy-downs, and midstream incentives) to maximize market opportunities.
  • Conducting a large-scale pilot of its smart home energy management system, resulting in the first system to receive ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Supporting the construction of nearly 3,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a cumulative total exceeding 29,000, while expanding their program to offer additional incentives for homes that include ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats, HVAC equipment, and water heaters.
  • Reducing energy use through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR™ by an additional 18% for electricity and 25% for natural gas, resulting in the program’s highest energy savings to date.
  • Implementing more than 25,000 direct install measures during audits offered through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
  • Completing 118 projects through its Building Tune-up program with financial incentives for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® benchmarking, on-site analysis, and improvements to optimize building operations and maintenance.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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