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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.
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
Press Release 7/13/21 -- OPC Wins Partial Victory in Federal Appeals Court, Potentially Saving Utility Customers Millions
Press Release 6/30/21 -- Divided PSC Gives Pepco $52.2 Million Rate Increase Over Three Years
Press Release 6/15/21 -- Utility customers to receive $83 million in much-needed energy assistance
FY21 OHEP Application and Income Limits for Energy Assistance
FY21 OHEP Application and Income Limits for Energy Assistance (Spanish)
Library of OPC posted documents, Legislative filings, & previous monthly supplier charts
Community Agency Publication--County by County Resource Guides
7/27/2021--Case #9656--Kumquat and Citron Cleantech, LLC (CPCN-7.20 MW solar photovoltaic genreating facitily in Wicomico County)
8/3/2021--Case #9663--CPV Backbone Solar, LLC (CPCN-175 MW solar photovoltaic generating facility in Garrett County, MD)
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