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Human Trafficking

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National Human Trafficking Hotline 24/7 Confidential

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For More Information on Human Trafficking in Maryland click here




OPC Works for You

The Office of People's Counsel is here to help and advocate for you. We represent Maryland residential customers before the Public Service Commission and federal agencies, and we provide you assistance dealing with your utility issues, including affordable and reliable service.  

Contact OPC at OPC@maryland.gov or call 410-767-8150 or 800-207-4055. 

Temporary Utility Rules

The Public Service Commission has put some temporary rules in place that the gas/electric, landline telephone, and private water utilities must follow. These temporary rules may be useful for you or your clients. Click here to read them.

For more information on the temporary utility rules, see Commission Order No. 89636. For more information on the distribution of RELIEF Act Funds, see Commission Order No. 89856.

Behind on Your Gas or Electric Bill?

If you are behind on your gas and electric bill, or have received a utility disconnection notice, contact your utility immediately to avoid service disconnection.  You are entitled to receive at least a 12-month payment plan.  Check out OPC's COVID-19 resource section.

If you need financial assistance to meet your bills, consider applying for the Office of Home Energy Programs. Check to see if you're income eligible

Avoid Utility Scams

Scammers may try to take your money if you are behind on your utility bills.  See these tips to avoid Utility Scams.

Shopping for Gas or Electricity?

Shopping electric and gas suppliers

Tips and information for about Shopping Electric and Gas Suppliers