Today, Wednesday, 9/6/2023, is a scheduled Energy Savings Day. 

All PeakRewards Air Conditioning program participants will be cycled up to 50% from 2 pm – 6 pm on Wednesday, September 6 with air conditioners returning to normal operation within 1 hour of the event. If you would like to override cycling during the Energy Savings Day, please call the customer hotline at 888.309.PEAK (7325).If you are enrolled in the Connected Rewards program, you will have your thermostat raised up to 4 degrees between the hours of 2 pm – 6 pm. While we recommend participating in the full event for maximum savings, you remain in control of your thermostat and can opt out by changing the temperature on your thermostat.  

Learn more about Energy Savings Days here.

Welcome to Event Central.

Learn about Energy Savings Days and explore tips for ways to stay comfortable during Emergency Cycling Events.

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Emergency Air Conditioning Cycling Events

Air Conditioning Cycling Events typically occur on weekdays during the summer (June – September) but can happen during other months throughout the year if there is a significant increase in energy demand. The actual start time, end time, duration and day of the week of each cycling event varies. These events generally begin in early afternoon and could last up to 10 hours or longer if system reliability requires a longer transition to normal operations. BGE is unable to predict the number of times it will cycle each year, or the maximum duration of each cycling event.

When a cycling event happens, PeakRewards Air Conditioning Program participants will have their air conditioning cycled on and off up to their full cycling participation level — 50%, 75% or 100%. During an emergency event and the transition period after the event, you cannot override your program participation. For more information, check out our frequently asked questions.​

How to know if an event is taking place.

Programmable Thermostat

The word “SAVINGS” appears across the top of your thermostat screen.

outdoor air conditioner switch

Outdoor Air Conditioning Switch

The light on the front of the switch will glow red instead of green.

Smart Thermostat

When your thermostat shows the leaf icon, a cycling event is taking place. When the icon is gone, the event is over.

How to stay cool during an AC Cycling Event.

  1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  2. Consider going to a cool place such as a movie theater, mall or pool.
  3. Relax in your basement, where the temperature is typically several degrees cooler than
    the rest of the house.
  4. Use an outdoor grill or microwave instead of your oven or stove.
  5. Avoid using heat-producing appliances such as dishwashers and clothes dryers.
  6. Close the blinds and curtains in rooms that receive a lot of sunlight.
  7. Turn ceiling fans on and make sure the blades rotate counterclockwise.

To find more ways to stay comfortable and save, explore the online tools available to you on BGE’s
My Account.