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                           OPC in the Media

Md. Office of People’s Counsel calling for stricter Public Service Commission oversight  (8/1/22, 47ABC-TV)

A Controversial Ruling Puts Maryland’s Utility Companies In Charge Of Billions in Federal Funds  (7/30/2022, Inside Climate News)

Video interview on MPT's "State Circle" with People's Counsel David S. Lapp and show host Jeff Salkin, on retail suppliers, at 11:00-minute mark  (7/29/2022, State Circle)

Could gas leak fixes thwart climate goals?  (7/25/2022, E&E News)

People's Counsel Seeks Regulations To Implement Ban On Retail Supplier Service To Energy Assistance Customers, Warns Of Gap In Prohibition Due To Statutory Language  (5/13/2022, Energy Choice Matters)

Climate Notes: A Leader for Anne Arundel/Annapolis Resilience Authority, Pressuring Utilities on LED Lights and More  (5/11/2022, Maryland Matters)

NRG payment plan to keep coal plant running panned  (5/9/2022, Power Markets Today)

Losing STRIDE? Benefits of Natural Gas Program Questioned as Gaze Turns to Electrification  (4/29/2022, Maryland Matters)

Ohio Bribery Scandal Hits Home in Md. — and Utility Customers May Be Footing the Bill  (4/21/2022, Maryland Matters)

Is it really "environmentally friendly"? Maryland state agency warns consumers about "greenwashing"  (4/15/2022, WMAR-TV Baltimore, Channel 2 News)

FirstEnergy utility gave to pro-Trump dark money group  (3/28/2022, E&E News)

Letter to the Editor: BGE energy delivery costs are up, despite spokesperson’s claims  (3/23/2022, Baltimore Sun)

Interview on CTV News with Assistant People's Counsel Niki Wiggins on Washington Gas Light customer-service issues, at 1:10  (3/18/2022, CTV News) 

Washington Gas fined $1M over customer service blunders  (3/18/2022, WTOP)

Washington Gas fined more than $1 million for customer service issues  (3/18/2022, WUSA9)

Washington Gas penalized more than $1 million for widespread customer service problems  (3/17/2022, WJLA-ABC7)

Want more solar panels? Good luck connecting to the grid  (3/16/2022, E&E News)

Powerful Groups Take Aim at Aggressive Building Standards in Climate Legislation  (2/28/2022, Maryland Matters)

Matter for Mallory: BGE customers seeing a spike in heating bills  (2/22/2022, WMAR-TV Baltimore, Channel 2 News)

2022 Maryland Clean Energy Center Legislative Reception on "Climate & Energy, Policy & Regulation." See David Lapp's talk starting at 59:00 in the video.  (2/17/2022, MCEC)

Commentary: People’s Counsel: Remember Texas! Md. Needs Robust Electric Distribution Planning  (2/10/2022, Maryland Matters)

Maryland OPC summarizes modernization talk at PSC  (1/19/2022, Power Markets Today)

Maryland regulators deny attempt to force release of FirstEnergy’s confidential HB6 internal investigation  (1/14/2022, Cleveland.com)

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions  (12/23/2021, Utility Dive)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finds proposed Delmarva Power price hike “Unlawful”  (12/22/2021, 47ABC-TV)

Consumer Advocates Request Rehearing on PJM Rate-base Network Upgrades  (12/21/2021, RTO Insider)

Maryland court sides with OPC, PSC against retailer (12/20/2021, Power Markets Today)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: PSC acted unlawfully with rate increase, OPC tells court  (12/16/2021, The Daily Record)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: Several states defend competition in FERC ANOPR reply (11/30/2021, Power Markets Today)

OPC contributes to Maryland Commission on Climate Change annual report; strengthening amendment gets majority, but insufficient, votes  (11/2/2021, Maryland Matters)

Interview on CTV News with People's Counsel David S. Lapp on Washington Gas Light customer-service issues, at 4:02  (10/21/2021, CTV News) 

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: PJM market reset victors seeks court-ordered remand  (10/12/2021, Power Markets Today)

BGE needs a smart grid, not natural gas infrastructure | READER COMMENTARY  (10/5/2021, Baltimore Sun)

New Maryland Legislation Advances Consumer Interest in Clean Energy  (Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine, Commentary by People's Counsel and Delegate Marc Korman, October 2021)

Gas infrastructure investments: too costly for consumers and environment | Commentary by People's Counsel  (9/27/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Washington Gas leaves customers on hold for hours, cites call center contractor  (9/11/2021, Washington Post)

As extreme weather risks rise, so do the costs of protecting Maryland's power grid from storms like Ida  (9/10/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Md. Consumer Advocate Spotlights Utilities’ Links to Fossil Fuel Companies and Insurrectionists  (9/8/2021, Maryland Matters)

Maryland Office of People’s Counsel Wants to Put an End to Utilities Charging Customers for Corporate Trade Group Dues  (9/3/2021, Corporate Crime Reporter)

Retail energy supplier SunSeaEnergy fined for deceiving 1,200 Maryland customers  (8/26/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Power in the Park: Neighborhood Event Connects Constituents to Energy Savings  (8/16/2021, Maryland Matters)

Federal agency rules Pepco must release more info before raising rates  (8/10/2021, Bethesda Beat)

BGE, Pepco face regulatory obstacle for proposed rate change  (8/5/2021, Baltimore Business Journal)

Maryland commission to investigate Potomac Edison, FirstEnergy ties amid scandal  (7/27/2021, Daily Record)

People's Counsel urging rehearing on Washington Gas rate case  (7/27/2021, Daily Record)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: DC Circuit partially sides with advocates against FERC  (7/12/2021, Power Markets Today)

DC Circuit Says FERC Must Address Power Supply Estimates  (7/9/2021, Law360)

Pepco to increase electricity rates over next three years  (7/8/2021, Bethesda Magazine)

Divided Maryland PSC grants Pepco $52.2M rate hike  (7/1/2021, Daily Record)

Maryland Utility Customers To Receive $83 Million In Pandemic Relief  (6/17/2021, DCist)

Maryland to distribute $83 million in relief to utility customers  (6/16/2021, Daily Record)

Daily Record Coverage of Utilities, Disappointing, Commentary by People's Counsel  (5/28/2021, Daily Record)

NRG push for sweeping retail market changes in Northeast meets Texas-sized obstacles   (5/26/21, Industry Drive)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: Maryland advocacy office seeks FirstEnergy probe (5/17/21, Power Markets Today)

Get Ready for the Big Legislative Fight of 2023  (3/5/21, Maryland Matters)