Innovation in action: ZEVAC technology reduces emissions

BGE is piloting a new natural gas tool that will reduce gas emissions and increase safety

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The Zero Emission Vacuum and Compressor (ZEVAC) is used during gas pipeline work to keep gas in the system, as opposed to vented in the atmosphere. Reductions in emissions are part of BGE’s Path to Clean.

In October 2022, ZEVAC was recently used for a significant transmission replacement job in Baltimore County, near Security Boulevard. It was the biggest job that ZEVAC was used for to date and the machine helped eliminate about 150 metric tons of greenhouse gas emission, which is equal to taking 32 cars off the road.

Updated October 27, 2022