Potomac Edison

Potomac Edison Company is a subsidiary of First Energy, and has affiliated utilities operating in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The utility provides electric service to 285,000 Maryland customers in Allegany, Washington and Frederick Counties, and portions of Carroll, Howard and Montgomery counties.

Potomac Edison’s last rate case was in 2023. The Public Service Commission order in the case was issued on October 18, 2023. You can access the order and the case here. 

Current rates 

Electric bills include two primary categories of charges: distribution charges and supply charges. These categories of charges and additional charges are explained here. The distribution rate covers most of the average customer's distribution costs. For the average Potomac Edison customer in 2024, the volumetric rate makes up 77 percent of distribution costs.  

Volumetric distribution rate: $0.02287/kWh

Customer charge: $6.00/month

Supply cost: $0.08856/kWh (June 2024)

EmPOWER surcharge: $0.00702/kWh








Watch a previously recorded webinar on how to read your Potomac Edison bill.