Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 30, 2011

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Invites Media to Capitol Raceway Staging Area Where 300 Additional Linemen from Alabama Power Will Report Before Joining BGE in Electric Service Restoration Work

Location is one of four staging areas staging areas in use by BGE to coordinate restoration assignments for external personnel

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Staging area for out-of-state linemen and support staff

Tuesday, Aug. 30
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Raceway
1451 Raceway Road
Crofton, Md. 21114

An additional 300 linemen and support personnel from Alabama Power will join more than 3,800 BGE employees, contractors and out-of-state personnel actively engaged in storm restoration. At this staging site, they will receive their safety briefing and then head out to assist in the restoration efforts. These linemen will supplement the approximately one-thousand linemen and support staff from eight states including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. Many of these external resources were requested by BGE and arrived in Maryland several days in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival, positioning BGE to begin restoring electric service as soon as it was safe to do so.

BGE,, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 640,000 natural gas customers in Central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,000 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Constellation Energy,, a FORTUNE 500 company also headquartered in Baltimore, with subsidiaries that generate, sell and provide other energy-related services to customers throughout North America.