Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore and its surrounding region in central Maryland are connected to the high-voltage grid through Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 1956.

Population of Baltimore: 622,271*
Total BGE customers: Approx. 1.25 million**
Total amount of megawatt-hours used: 12,270,475***

Fun facts:

  • Baltimore is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, the “Star Spangled Banner.” It was written by Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the United States defend Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
  • Baltimore was the birthplace and home of a number of historic African Americans that include Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway.
  • Baltimore is the birthplace of the American railroad.
  • The waterfront neighborhood of Fell’s Point in Baltimore was once the second largest immigration point after Ellis Island.

*2014 United States Census Bureau population estimate
**Baltimore Gas & Electric Company Facts and Figures
***2014 Energy Information Administration data
Fun facts from Visit Baltimore.