BGE SEED Program

The SEED Program will allow qualifying businesses to invest more of their resources in their own operations by reducing BGE’s charges for service extensions and temporarily decreasing energy distribution charges. It is our hope that these reductions will help businesses grow, expand, hire and ultimately contribute to a stronger economy. Click here to learn more.

BGE’s SEED Program offers eligible commercial customers:

  • A 25% reduction on electric and natural gas distribution and demand charges
  • A 75% discount on service extension costs (for businesses that are located in a Maryland enterprise zone).

SEED Program Benefits

​Minimum qualifying load ​500 kW of new electric demand per month and/or 90,000 therms of gas annually ​No minimum load requirement
​New full-time job requirement ​At least 10 full-time jobs ​At least one full-time job
BENEFITS ​25 percent reduction for three years

​25 percent reduction for five years

Approved enterprise zone based businesses can also receive a 75 percent discount on service extension costs


SEED Program Application


To apply for the SEED program, please take the following steps:

  1. Complete the online New Business Service Request Application.  You may wish to reference the application checklist for commercial & industrial customers.
  2. Complete the online SEED application, where you will need to enter the Service Request (SR) number from your New Business application.  We no longer accept paper applications.

Note: You must login to a account to complete the New Business and SEED applications.  If you need to register for a account, please visit our account registration page.

BGE's Economic Development team will review your SEED application in parallel to our New Business team engineering and designing your new or modified service.

For more information, please use the Contact Us page or email BGE’s Economic Development Team directly at

For more information, please call 410-638-3059.