About the Connected Home and
Small Business Demonstration

The BGE Connected Home and Small Business Demonstration (CHBD) is a technology trial taking place in Annapolis, MD that provides connected technologies to 200 residents and small businesses in the city. The goal is to evaluate the potential impact of these technologies on energy reduction, financial savings, and other lifestyle areas like convenience, accessibility and security. Participants are divided into four “Journeys,” each with its own specific technology package.

The Demonstration will take place in 2020 and participants will provide feedback on their experiences through surveys and focus groups. BGE will also be comparing energy use data during the Demonstration to previous years to identify any energy reductions.

The Demonstration is part of Connected Communities, a larger initiative taking place where BGE works with the City and stakeholders to identify areas where the utility can improve quality of life through its infrastructure and services.