Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. can look out the windows of his 15th-floor office in downtown Baltimore and reflect on how the city has changed since it was first lit by gas lamps in 1816 and how far the company he leads has come since it introduced that innovation 200 years ago.
But as one of the country's oldest utility companies celebrates its bicentennial, Butler has been his thinking about BGE's — and Baltimore's — future.
"I always say I'll be damned if it goes bad on my watch," Butler said.
BGE needs to upgrade old infrastructure and plans to spend $4.5 billion on capital projects over the next five years.
The utility is...