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A Message from the Maryland People’s Counsel

 
Welcome to the Official website of the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel. Maryland OPC is an independent State agency. Our mission is to represent the interests of residential consumers of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications and private water services in Maryland. 
 
Many households throughout the State have received a double whammy this year--first the extreme cold and snow, and then the high winter bills.  OPC and the Public Service Commission have received many calls about the bills--Why are they so high?  What can I do about them?  We made recommendations to the Commission [9340 OPC COMMENTS].  The PSC has issued an order, we will continue to work with agencies, the utilities and the Commission to assist customers.  In the meantime, OPC is here to answer questions about high winter bills and energy supplier marketing and contracts.  OPC has found that customers with "variable rate" supplier contracts have received bills with supplier charges 2 to 4 times the utility supply rate (SOS).
 
Please  check out OPC's new 2014 FACT SHEETS on this topic.  
 
If you have any suggestions or comments, please use the Contact Us link to share your thoughts with us.
 
 
~Paula M. Carmody

 

  
Hot Topics
  • PAULA CARMODY'S INTERVIEWS ON MPT AND WYPR, POWER COSTS OF A COLD WINTER. ENERGY SUPPLIER VARIABLE RATE CONTRACTS.  LINK

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Public Hearings
    • 4/22,23,25,28,29, &30/2014--5/1 & 2/2014--Case 9336--Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)--Application to Adjust Electric Distribution Rates.
    •  4/23/2014--Case 9136--Constellation Power Generation--Application for a CPCN to Modify the Perryman Generation Station in Harford County
    • 5/12 & 14/2014--PUBLIC COMMENTS--Case 9336--PEPCO--Application to Adjust Electric Distribution Rates.

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