BGE finishes restoring power to customers

Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 10:52:45-05

Power is finally back on to all customers who lost it during the last two winter storms.

BGE announced it finished restorations on Friday.

Nearly 462,000 of its customers lost service during the two nor'easters that hit the Mid-Atlantic beginning last Friday.

That storm ended up delivering sustained winds and gusts up to 70 mph for more than two days.

Most of the customers who lost power in that storm had it back on by Sunday night. BGE says repairs from that storm were hampered by the storm that hit Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

“More than 3,100 employees and contractors were actively engaged in restoration efforts, including approximately 1,300 line workers mobilized from other utilities,” said Rodney Oddoye, vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer for BGE. “We understand the frustration of customers who experienced outages for multiple days, and we thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked to safely repair the widespread damage.”

Out-of-town crews that had been here to help, have now been sent north into New England to help Exelon-owned utilities there.