Why is there a credit on my BGE bill?

A credit balance occurs when the accumulated Budget Billing amount billed and paid under this plan exceeds the charges which would otherwise have been billed during the same period.

Can BGE cut you off in the winter?

Winter Restrictions In addition, BGE will not terminate residential utility service for nonpayment if the forecasted high temperature is 32 degrees or below in the designated weather station area within a 72-hour period.

How does BGE budget billing work?

Budget Billing spreads costs evenly month to month by charging a pre-arranged amount with each bill. Your monthly bill payment is based on your usage during the last 12 months. Your actual usage will continue to be shown on your monthly bill.

Does BGE give deposit back?

BGE will refund the deposit within a reasonable time frame. Deposits earn simple interest from the date paid in full, the rate of which is determined by the average of the one year Treasury bills for September, October, and November of the previous year. This rate is adjusted January 1 of each year.

How do I read my BGE bill?

On the first page of the BGE bill, you’ll find the bill summary. You can see your name and address on the top right as well as your BGE account number and the issue date of the bill. Make sure the bill you’re trying to pay is yours and current.

Did BGE rates go up 2022?

Baltimore Gas & Electric customers will not see their bills go up in 2021, but rates will increase in 2022 and 2023.

What happens if I don’t pay my BGE bill?

If at any time you do not pay the installment, plus your current month’s charges, you will be in default on the plan and you could be subject to collection actions. If you’ve defaulted on your Deferred Payment Arrangement, you may be eligible for reinstatement.

What is the average electric bill in Maryland?

When it comes to utility costs, Maryland is among the worst in the U.S. The average 2021 electricity bill in Maryland is $124.16 per month, says saveonenergy.com, while monthly natural gas bills average $131.16. Overall, Maryland residents pay an average of $389.73 a month in utilities.

How do I find out if I owe BGE?

And, you can always find your account balance and days remaining online, or by calling BGE at 833.2PREPAY (277-3729).

How long does BGE keep your deposit?

one year
In some cases, BGE requires a security deposit to open or maintain an account. Residential deposits are based on 16.67 percent of the estimated annual charges for service and are held for a minimum of one year from the date paid in full.