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.
BGE's commitment to electricity reliability goes beyond maintaining the poles and lines themselves- it extends to the trees surrounding overhead power lines. Maintenance Routine maintenance around power lines is vital to providing reliable service. BGE removes trees that grow within a transmission corridor in order to establish a sustainable vegetation community of grasses and other low-growing vegetation in.
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.
If you are a contractor requiring BGE assistance removing or trimming trees, please complete the following form, Contractor Assistance Form. Fax your completed form to BGE's Forestry Unit: Please allow business days for a BGE representative to contact you.
When you bid tree jobs which involve BGE equipment, BGE must inspect all jobs and will provide assistance only as required.