Electricity has been restored to about one-third of those affected.
BGE does not perform tree trimming by request for the wire running directly to customers' meters (the service wire).
If you hire a contractor, or plan to do any trimming on your own, BGE will either drop or de-energize your service wire and will re-connect it once trimming is complete, please see Request a Planned Outage below.
Maryland High Voltage Line Act.
Plant the right tree in the right place to avoid power outages. Request Service. Complete our online form to request tree and vegetation services. Tree Trimming. BGE and our contractors follow specific pruning standards. Frequently Asked Questions. BALTIMORE (June 14)--Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) customers in the city of Bowie will notice tree trimming and vegetation management operations taking place along overhead power lines in the city, beginning in mid-June and continuing through late fall in an effort to continue the improvements made by the Bowie Electric Reliability Action Plan (BERAP) that was completed back in BGE.
BALTIMORE (March 28) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) customers will benefit from a 7 million investment to trim trees and remove vegetation along miles of electric lines throughout the company’s service territory. This work, currently underway, will be completed by the end of May and will help BGE continue to deliver electricity safely and reliably.
Dec 24, The County will not trim branches around privately-owned wires and cables. BGE, Verizon and Comcast have the right and obligation to maintain their own wire and cables.
If a resident is worried about tree branches growing too near utility wires, contact the appropriate utility company directly. Dec 31, BGE removing your trees?
See if the utility will pay for replacements. and in some cases the work goes beyond just trimming. Other requirements for the BGE Tree Voucher Program. Feb 19, BGE spokesman Aaron Koos said the company confers with local governments before trimming trees.
It surveyed the trees in Annapolis and provided specifics on each tree recommended for trimming. BGE tree-trimming program to curtail potential power outages. Many of the outages were caused by trees and tree limbs falling on BGE lines."The overwhelming majority of outages was clearly not.
Jun 25, Pruning, or the selective removal of specific branches or stems, is an important maintenance practice that helps to keep your trees healthy for many years to come. Important reasons to prune mature trees include controlling size, providing clearance for foot traffic or vehicles, removing potentially hazardous branches, and improving appearance.