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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.
To see what OPC is currently working on, click here for our recent press releases or click here for our media coverage.
Contact OPC at OPC@maryland.gov or call 410-767-8150 or 800-207-4055.
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.
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.
Scammers may try to take your money if you are behind on your utility bills. See these tips to avoid Utility Scams.
Tips and information for about Shopping Electric and Gas Suppliers
Op-ed 9/27/21 Baltimore Sun -- Gas infrastructure investments: too costly for consumers and environment
When you have a power outage, do you know who to call? Here’s a rundown of all the utility companies in the Maryland region
Press Release 9/2/21 -- More Transparency Needed for the Millions That Customers Pay for Utility Trade Group Dues, OPC Tells FERC
Need help with your energy bills? The Office of Home Energy Programs' new program year started July 1, 2021. Apply now at bit.ly/3hkij1H
Library of OPC posted documents, Legislative filings, & previous monthly supplier charts
Community Agency Publication Resource Guides
9/28/21--Case #9453--BGE (CPCN-Five Forks (Harford County) to Windy Edge (Baltimore County) Transmission Line Reliability Project)
10/4/2021--Case #9670--Delmarva Power & Light Company--Application for Adjustment to its Retail Rates
10/4/2021--Case #9615 Phase II--Staff v. U>S> Gaa & Electric d/b/a Maryland Gas & Electric (Maryland Telephone Solicitations Act Complaints).
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