FW: [Chat] BGE outage

crg langwidge at erols.com
Fri Jun 17 16:26:43 EDT 2005




From: Mayor Martin O'Malley [mailto:mayor at baltimorecity.gov] 
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 2:53 PM
To: crg
Subject: RE: [Chat] BGE outage




We've checked with BG&E.  The notice sent to residents 

was in error.  The planned outage should last only 6 hours.  

A corrected notice is being sent out today.



Martin O'Malley



-----Original Message-----
From: crg [mailto:langwidge at erols.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:30 AM
To: echalmers at mindspring.com; 'The Charles Village Chat List'
Cc: Mayor Martin O'Malley; 'Wilson'
Subject: RE: [Chat] BGE outage

Mr. Mayor, 


BGE is planning a 30-hour outage for June 26 in the area along 27th Street.


Can you please do something to force this company to break this 30 hours up
into several smaller outages?


This outage means no laundry, air-conditioning, computers, television,
answering machines, cooking on an electric range, street lights, no nothing
for 30 hours!!!!!!!!!!


This is irresponsible for this monopoly to do this.  


We have many elderly, ill, low-income people in this area.


Please serve us by contacting BGE!




Christine Gray in Charles Village





John, I know we should be thankful etc. but really!


But 30 hours is too much at one time.


I'm going to contact the mayor and BGE.




From: Chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info
[mailto:Chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Emily Chalmers
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:05 AM
To: The Charles Village Chat List
Subject: RE: [Chat] BGE outage


Christine, I personally am enraged. The outage affects several
streets--including St. Paul--south of 28th. I'm not sure if affects some
areas of Harwood, as well. I wonder if anyone at BGE realizes how hot these
rowhouses get.  Here are some of the people who would be affected:


Next door to me are an elderly disabled couple. The man can barely get down
the stairs, and the wife has a heart condition. 


Across the street is a woman with 4 small children. Down the street is a
group home that relies on an elevator to get residents in and out of the


The inconvenience to me is nothing compared to the danger a 30-hour outage
poses to these folks. I have enough money to take my cats and go stay in a
pet-friendly motel. However, I feel like suing BGE, but you can't sure
people just for being jerks.


If you are affected by the outage, please call both BGE and the Public
Service Commission, which is responsible for overseeing public utilities. I
talked with them about the last outage, which thankfully was cancelled
because of rain and rescheduled for a later date. But it was only a few
hours, and the weather was not hot then.


NB, in my increasingly long life I have lived in many places around the
world. Nowhere other than Baltimore have a ever heard of a "planned power
outage," and never have I been asked to go for 30 hours without power except
during an emergency when power was interrupted. What do other people think?



----- Original Message ----- 

From: crg <mailto:langwidge at erols.com>  

To: The <mailto:Chat at charlesvillage.info>  Charles Village Chat List 

Cc: Charles Village Discussion List <mailto:Discussion at charlesvillage.info> 

Sent: 6/16/2005 6:54:02 PM 

Subject: RE: [Chat] BGE outage


Dan, sorry, its next sat, June 25.



From: Chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info
[mailto:Chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Don Homberg
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:45 PM
To: The Charles Village Chat List
Subject: Re: [Chat] BGE outage




Is there a Planned Outage Job Number on the card?

I did not get one in the 3000 block of Calvert.



----- Original Message ----- 

From: crg <mailto:langwidge at erols.com>  

To: 'Charles Village Discussion List'
<mailto:Discussion at charlesvillage.info>  ; 'The
<mailto:Chat at charlesvillage.info>  Charles Village Chat List' 

Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:32 PM

Subject: [Chat] BGE outage


I assume everyone else got a notice from BGE about the 30-hour outage this


 Yes, that was 30 hours that we will not have power, from 1:00 a.m. Saturday


Does this not seem like an unusually long time to go without power?


That means no air-conditioning, laundry, refrigeration, computers,
television, etc. etc. 


Im curious as to whether anyone else is ruffled by this outage.


Christine gray


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