Publications

OPC produces many publications of interest to consumers and energy professionals.You are welcome to download, print and distribute these publications for personal use and distribution to others.Please attribute the documents to OPC and provide a reference to the OPC website for updated materials.

Consumer Publications

Conservation Tips
Local Utility Service (English)
Local Utility Service (Español)
Paying too Much for Long Distance Telephone Service
Where do I file a Complaint?
Resource List
OPC Resource Chart
Weatherization Program
Maryland DHCD Single Family Housing Contact List
Maryland Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star
Participation in PSC Public Hearings
Participation in General Assembly Bill Hearings
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Supplier Fact Sheets

COVER PAGE

#1 – General Rules
#2 – Contracting Methods
#3 – Contract Terms
#4 –Variable Rate Contracts
#5 –Renewable Energy Supplier Contracts
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Your Rights as a Utility Customer

COVER PAGE

#1 – Application for Utility Service
#2 – Security Deposits
#3 – Even Monthly Payment Plans
#4 – Alternate Payment Plans
#5 – High Utility Bills
#6 – What is USPP?
#7 – Utility Service Terminations
#8 – Termination Procedures
#9 – Restrictions on Terminations
#10 – PSC Complaint Process
#11 – Guide to Understanding Fee Options for Smart Meters
Combination file of all Fact Sheets Above
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Community Agency Publications – Resource Guides (updated 9/26/13)

Anne Arundel County
Allegheny County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Calvert County
Caroline County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Charles County
Dorchester County
Fredrick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Kent County
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
Queen Anne’s County
Somerset County
St. Mary’s County
Talbot County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County
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Reports

Risk Analysis of Procurement Strategies of Standard Offer Service
APWA Uniform Utility Marking Color Guide
PSC Report Arrears and Terminations November 2008
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Forms

OHEP FY2010 Brochure
OHEP FY2010 Application
OHEP FY2010 Income Levels
PSC Complaint Form
PSC Medical Certification
Verizon Priority Repair for Seniors and Medical Conditions
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Alerts

Senior Citizen Assistance 4-4-09
Alternate Payment Plans 12-3-09
2012 Resource Guides
Extreme Weather Termination Restriction 4-30-10
Maryland Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program 4-22-10
OPC Testimony PSC Regulations 2-17-10
BGEto Sell Customer lists to Utility Suppliers
Verizon Priority Program for Seniors
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Memos

Additional Phone Services
Bundled Services
Cell Phones
VOIP
Telephone Related Assistance
Interstate Long Distance Service
National Fuel Funds Network Fact Sheet-LIHEAP FY09
Weatherization Fact Sheet-LIHEAP FY09
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Retail Supplier Archive Reports

Natural Gas: 2010

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2010
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2010

Natural Gas: 2011

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2011
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2011

Natural Gas: 2012

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2012
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2012

Natural Gas: 2013

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2013 (No chart for this month) Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2013
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2013

Natural Gas: 2014

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2014
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2014

Natural Gas: 2015

Natural Gas Supplier Prices January 2015
Natural Gas Supplier Prices February 2015
Natural Gas Supplier Prices March 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices April 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices May 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices June 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices July 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices August 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices September 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices October 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices November 2015--Future
Natural Gas Supplier Prices December 2015--Future
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Electricity: 2010

Electric Supplier Prices January 2010
Electric Supplier Prices February 2010
Electric Supplier Prices March 2010
Electric Supplier Prices April 2010
Electric Supplier Prices May 2010
Electric Supplier Prices June 2010
Electric Supplier Prices July 2010
Electric Supplier Prices August 2010
Electric Supplier Prices September 2010
Electric Supplier Prices October 2010
Electric Supplier Prices November 2010
Electric Supplier Prices December 2010

Electricity: 2011

Electric Supplier Prices January 2011
Electric Supplier Prices February 2011
Electric Supplier Prices March 2011
Electric Supplier Prices April 2011
Electric Supplier Prices May 2011
Electric Supplier Prices June 2011
Electric Supplier Prices July 2011
Electric Supplier Prices August 2011
Electric Supplier Prices September 2011
Electric Supplier Prices October 2011
Electric Supplier Prices November 2011
Electric Supplier Prices December 2011

Electricity: 2012

Electric Supplier Prices January 2012
Electric Supplier Prices February 2012
Electric Supplier Prices March 2012
Electric Supplier Prices April 2012
Electric Supplier Prices May 2012
Electric Supplier Prices June 2012
Electric Supplier Prices July 2012
Electric Supplier Prices August 2012
Electric Supplier Prices September 2012
Electric Supplier Prices October 2012
Electric Supplier Prices November 2012
Electric Supplier Prices December 2012

Electricity: 2013

Electric Supplier Prices January 2013
Electric Supplier Prices February 2013
Electric Supplier Prices March 2013
Electric Supplier Prices April 2013
Electric Supplier Prices May 2013
Electric Supplier Prices June 2013
Electric Supplier Prices July 2013
Electric Supplier Prices August 2013
Electric Supplier Prices September 2013 NOT PRODUCED DUE TO PSC 9324 Electric Supplier Prices October 2013
Electric Supplier Prices November 2013
Electric Supplier Prices December 2013

Electricity: 2014

Electric Supplier Prices January 2014
Electric Supplier Prices February 2014
Electric Supplier Prices March 2014
Electric Supplier Prices April 2014
Electric Supplier Prices May 2014
Electric Supplier Prices June 2014
Electric Supplier Prices July 2014
Electric Supplier Prices August 2014
Electric Supplier Prices September 2014
Electric Supplier Prices October 2014
Electric Supplier Prices November 2014
Electric Supplier Prices December 2014

Electricity: 2015

Electric Supplier Prices January 2015
Electric Supplier Prices February 2015
Electric Supplier Prices March 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices April 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices May 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices June 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices July 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices August 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices September 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices October 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices November 2015--Future
Electric Supplier Prices December 2015--Future
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Maryland General Assembly

Legislative Session

Senate Bills: 2009

SB55: Accounts Books
SB56: Public Service Companies, Annual Reports
SB60: MTA Hearing Requirement for OPC (1-27-09)
SB60: MTA Final
SB188: MSEIF Fund Allocation for Low Income
SB278: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
SB506: MTA Hearings
SB583: Repeal CPCN for Wind
SB585: Extension of CPCN exemption to Offshore Wind
SB703: EUSP Modifications
SB772: Electric Generating Decommissioning
SB773: Wind decommission Fund
SB795: PSC Electric Re-Regulation (Pipken)
SB844: PSC Electric Re-Regulation (Middleton)
SB844: PSC electric Re-Regulation (Middleton amendments)
SB867: Renewables First Act
SB897: Acquisition of Power to Influence Electric Company
SB1026: VZ Settlement
SB1046: Escheat
SB1051: Terminations
SB1057: Extreme Temperatures
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Senate Bills: 2010

Administrative, Exective and Legislative Review (COMAR20.31.01.02 and 20.31.03.03-06)
SB50 Net Metering (Mooney)
SB277 RPS Solar
SB282 Off Shore Wind PSC Regulation
SB355 Net Metering Credit (Pinksy)
SB355 Amendment
SB515 Renewable First Act
SB538 Residential Multiple Occupancy Buildings and Shopping Centers
SB558 PPA Renewable
SB558 OPC-Amendments
SB640 Phone Company Directories-Opt Out
SB643 Billing Third Party Telco
SB661 Supplier Referral Program
SB661 Supplier Referral Program-Att. Guide
SB676 Tax Temp. License
SB677 Telco M&A
SB721 PSC Cost Reimbursement
SB721 Amendment
SB799 Customer Account Info.
SB807 Goal-Reregulation
SB910 Comprehensive Energy Plan
SB942 PSC Customer Education
SB942 Attachment PSC Customer Education
SB971 Alternate Payment Agreements
SB1008 Wireless Terminations
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Senate Bills: 2011

SB67 MD SEIF-Rual Cooperatives-Prohibition
SB179 DR Pilot-Charging Electric Vehicles
SB244 PSC-Customer Education on Customer Choice
SB304 Renewable Energy Surcharge-Retail ResidentialElectric Customers
SB332 Gas Infrastructure
SB341 Service Reliability & Standards
SB 380 Net EnergyMeeting
SB459 Electric Gas Consumers
SB521 Goal Re-Regulation of Electric Generation Companies
SB648 Renewable Energy Surcharge, Retail Residential Electric Customers
SB691 Generator Lead Line
SB692 Service & Quality Reliability
SB704 Customer Account Information
SB715 Long Term Contracts for Solar Renewable Energy Credits
SB718 Distribution of Telephone Directories to Residential Customers
SB734 Long Range Plans
SB749 Restoration Plans
SB861 Offshore Wind and PPA
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Senate Bills: 2012

SB237 Offshore Wind (Final)
SB373 Royalties (Final)
SB449 Electric Service Quality and Reliability Standards--Deadlines
SB458 Senior Call In Check Program
SB541 Gas Infrastructure
SB595 Community Energy Fund
SB746 USTF
SB754 Expansion of Area for Electric Generation Requests for Proposals
SB765 Tenant Payment of Landlord Bill
SB813 Phone Companies (Franchise Exemption)
SB929 Contact Voltage
SB974 Service Rights Auction
SB1073 CPCN Overhead Transmission Lines
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Senate Bills: 2013

SB-08 Gas Infrastructure
SB-142 Telephone Service-Directory Assistance
SB-467 Rate Adjustment for Lost Profits During Service Disruption
SB-699 Community Energy Facilities--Net Metering
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Senate Bills: 2014


SB343 Wireless Landline Telephone Service--Prohibition & Study
SB521 Agriculture Poultry Litter--Energy Generation
SB733 Public Utilities-Renewable Portfolio Standard
SB786 Community Electric Renewable Generation
SB880 Electricity Consumer Relations--Smart Meters
SB894 Changes in Electric Supply Written Permission Required
SB919 Public Utilities--Transportation Network Services Establishment
SB1044 PSC--Competative Retail Electric & Gas Supply Report
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House Bills: 2009

HB199: MTA Public Hearing
HB315: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
HB453: Terminations in Extreme Temperatures
HB605: Repeal CPCN Exemptions for Wind
HB696: CEG Review of Merger
HB700: Renewable Energy Credit for Solar Hot Water
HB736: EUSP Improvements
HB737: PSC Acquisition of Power to Influence
HB749: Wind Decommission Fund
HB753: Electric Generating Decommissioning
HB766: Billing Practices
HB842: Acquisition of Generation Facility
HB910: MSEIF to Consider Seniors
HB1002: Alternate Payment Plans
HB1002: Requires Alternate Payment Plans
HB1072: Exb. Butler Testimony (3-12-09)
HB1072: Maryland smart Grid Initiative
HB1285: Energy Efficiency Cost Surcharge Prohibition
HB1494: VZ Settlement
HB1530: Re-Regulation
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House Bills: 2010

Administrative, Exective and Legislative Review (COMAR20.31.01.02 and 20.31.03.03-06)
HB349 Efficiency Standards for TV
HB446 Phone Directories Opt Out
HB468 Off Shore Wind PSC Jurisdiction
HB471 RPS Solar
HB522 Long Term Planning
HB522 Long Term Planning--ReportPlanning
HB522 Long Term Planning--OPC Amendments
HB697 Public Service Commission Competitive Electricity and Gas Supplier
HB701 Net Metering
HB744 Electricity Competitive Supply Information
HB801 Electricity Net Metering Credits
HB810 Public Service Commission Cost Reimbursement
HB810 Public Service Commission Cost Reimbursement--Amendment
HB852 Energy Companies Net Energy Metering Credit Transfers Municipalities
HB880 Telephone Companies and Resellers, 3rd Telco
HB880 Telephone Companies and Resellers, Finance3rd Party Vendors
HB880 Telephone Companies and Resellers, Finance3rd Party Vendors Amended
HB902 Energy Companies Net Energy Metering Credit Transfers
HB937 Telephone Companies Acquisitions and Franchises
HB1018 Wireless Telephone Service Trial Periods and Termination of Source
HB1058 Electric Companies Residential Rates
HB1058 Electric Companies Residential Rates-Attachment
HB1138 Master Meters Exceptions in Some Cases
HB1231 Electric Companies Information on Customer Choice
HB1255 Public Service Companies Gas and Electric Service Alternative Payment
HB1340 Electric Companies and Gas Companies Customer Account Information
HB1372 Public Service Commission Customer Education on Customer Choice
HB1378 For Hire Drivers
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HouseBills: 2011

HB164 DRPilot-Charging Electric Vehicles
HB281 MD SEIF-Rual Cooperatives-Prohibition
HB391 Service Quality and Reliability
HB529 Distribution of Telephone Directories to Residential Customers
HB590 Renewable Source Generator Lead Line
HB596 Consumer Account Information
HB597 PSC-Customer Education on Customer Choice
HB603 Maryland Energy Administration Clean Energy Loan Payment Program
HB658 Sustainable Energy Utilities
HB662 Renewable Energy Surcharge Retail Residential Electric Customers
HB770 PSCInvolvementin New Generation Facilities & Handling of CustomerCredits

HB856 Gas Infrastructure
HB859 Interruption of Service to Elderly, Notification of Adult Protective Services
HB860 Net Energy Metering
HB878 Smart Meter Install Opt-Out
HB1080 Electric Supplier ContractProtection
HB1044 Electric Vehicle Charging Programs
HB1054 Offshore Wind and PPA
HB1110 Electric Company Franchise
HB1123 Long Term Contracts-Solar Energy Credits
HB1171 Electric Companies-Service Restoration Plan
HB1269 Tenant Payment of LAndlord Utility Bill
HB1278 Bill Stabilization
HB1314 Public Service Company-Defination
HB1322 Service Rights Auction
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House Bills: 2012

HB258 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard--Solar
HB280 Electric Service Quality & Reliability Standards
HB381 Expansion of Area for Electric Generation Requests for Proposals
HB441 Off Shore Wind (Final)
HB520 Contact Voltage
HB662 Gas Infrastructure
HB677 Telephone Service Directory Assistance
HB770 (Final) Merger Rate Credits
HB771 Customer Accounts and Information
HB781 Suppliers--Residential Contracts
HB864 Community Energy
HB950 Small Solar Facilities
HB1028 Service Rights Auction
HB1083 Service Extension
HB1087 USTF
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House Bills :2013

HB29 BSA--Recovery of Fees after Interuptiuon of Service
HB89 Gas Infrastructure Surcharge
HB124 Telephone Service Directory Assistance
HB226 Off Shore Wind
HB741 Timing of Rate Filings
HB1038 Smart Meter Opt Out
HB1090 Tenant Abilty to pay Landlord Utility Account
HB1128 Electricity-Community Energy-Participant Compensation
HB1129 PSC-Compensation of Costs to Certain Participants
HB1152 Electrictic Reliability-PSC Priorities and Funding
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House Bills :2014

HB35 Electric Reliability Priorities & Funding
HB331 Electric Smart Meters--Disclosure of Usage
HB332 Electric Consumer Relations--Smart Meters
HB447 Wireless Landline Telephone Service--Prohibition & Study
HB788 Mobile Phone Companies
HB928 PSC-Competive Retail Electric & Gas Supply Report
HB1076 Agriculture Poultry Litter--Energy Generation
HB1115 Changes in Electric Supply--Written Supply Written Permission Required
HB1149 Public Utilities--Renewable Portfolio Standard
HB1160 Public Utilities--Transportation Network Services Establishment
HB1192 Community Renewable Energy--Pilot
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Federal Legislative Documents

Federal Committee List
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Case Information

OPC Presentation on March 4, 2009 PSC Case 9175
OPC Comments on PSC Rule Making 17
OPC Comments on PSC Rule Making 35
Case 9179 OPC Testimony
NASUCA Comments December 2009
NASUCA Comments April 2010
Joint Comments May 2010
Coalition Comments March 2010
Case 9064 OPC Initial Brief October 2006
PC13-OPC Comments
OPC Comments PSC Case 9117
OPC Brief 9192
PSC Case 9220- March 2010
OPC Comments PSC Case 9220 Storms
OPC May 2009 to DOE
OPC Brief 9096
PSC Case 9212 OPC Testimony F Radigan
PSC Case 9240 Silverpoint Consulting-PEPCO Investigation 3/22/11
PSC Case 9228 Price to Compare-OPC Petition 2/09/11
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Electric Regulatory Archive

CASE No 9127 Constellation Energy 3rd Reactor Calvert Cliff
CASE No 9141 CPCN BGE Transmission line
FERC CASE No ER-08 386 PATH transmission line
FERC CASE No ER05 515 Transmission Rates for BGE, PEPCO and DPL
FERC CASE No ER07 562 Trans Allegheny interstate Line Co (TrAILCo)
FERC CASE No ER07 576 BGE Transmission rates
FERC CASE No ER-08 1423 PEPCO MAPP transmission line
FERC CASE No ER05 1410, EC05 148 PJM Reliability Pricing Model
PSC CASE No 8797 Warrior Run
PSC CASE No 8908 Standard Offer Service Bidding Procedures
PSC CASE No 9018 Allegheny Power CPCN transmission line in Fredrick County (Urbana Loop)
PSC CASE No 9030 Liberty Mobile Park v BGE (forced upgrade to private grid)
PSC CASE No 9050 BGE CPCN transmission line to Finksburg
PSC CASE No 9052 BGE Baltimore Maryland Mayor and City Council v PSC
PSC CASE No 9069 Merger Constellation Energy and Florida Power and Light 2006
PSC CASE No 9074 Rate Mitigation Pursuant to Senate Bill 1 2006
PSC CASE No 9085 and 9035 Mirant energy CPCN coal pier
PSC CASE No 9091 Allegheny Power rate stabilization plan
PSC CASE No 9093 Delmarva Power rate increase
PSC CASE No 9111 Demand Side Management and Advanced Metering
PSC CASE No 9136 Constellation Energy CPCN Perryman Generating Station
PSC CASE No 9146 Choptank Electric 2008 rate settlement
PSC CASE No 9146 Choptank Electric rate charges
PSC CASE No 9148 Mirant Mid-Atlantic CPCN Morgantown coal and gypsum
PSC CASE No 9187 II Constellation and Électricité de France
PSC CASE No 9503(c) Choptank Electric 2009 PPCA
PSC CASE No 9063 and 9064 Electric Industry Structure
PSC CASE No 9092 and 9093 PEPCO and Delamrva Service Costs
PSC CASE Nos 9092 II and 9093 II Potomac Electric and Delmarva costs
PSC Rule Making 17 Customer Telephone Numbers
PSC CASE No 9096 BGE application for change in depreciation rates
PSC CASE No 9132 Constellation Energy CPCN Riverside Generating Station
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Water Sewer Regulatory Archive

PSC CASE No 9187 Maryland American Water Company 2009 Rate Increase
PSC CASE No 9134 Greenridge and 9135 Provinces Rate Cases
PSC CASE No 9038 Carpenter Hill v Glen Davis
PSC CASE No 9097 Mountain Water Company
PSC CASE No 9101 Maryland American Water Company 2007 Rate Increase
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