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To Green the Electric Transmission System, Federal Regulators Should Foster Competition, Reject Anti-Competitive Utility Proposals, OPC Says - Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Office of People’s Counsel Files Complaint Against Washington Gas and Affiliate for Deceptive Green Marketing, Seeks $1 Million in Civil Penalties - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Agreeing with OPC, Public Service Commission denies Potomac Edison’s request for a $11.2 million rate increase - Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In Response to OPC Request, Public Service Commission Orders Washington Gas to Address Customer-Service Issues and Proposed Civil Penalty - Monday, October 18, 2021

Columbia Gas’s proposed ninth rate increase in nine years driven by investor strategy and should be rejected, OPC says - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Washington Gas Should Pay $1.5 Million in Penalties and Fix Customer Service Issues, OPC Tells PSC - Thursday, September 30, 2021

More Transparency Needed for the Millions That Customers Pay for Utility Trade Group Dues, OPC Tells Federal Agency - Friday, September 3, 2021

Penalty Issued Against Retail Supplier in Case Brought by Office of People's Counsel - Friday, August 27, 2021

Federal Regulators Rule for OPC in Dispute With Regional Power Pool Over Customer Costs - Monday, August 23, 2021

Responding to OPC, Federal Agency Finds Pepco and BGE Failed to Demonstrate Proposed Rate Change Followed Law - Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Responding to OPC Request, PSC Opens Investigation Into Potomac Edison’s Relationship With Scandal-Ridden FirstEnergy - Monday, July 26, 2021

OPC Wins Partial Victory in Federal Appeals Court, Potentially Saving Utility Customers Millions of Dollars - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Divided Public Service Commission Gives Pepco $52.2 Million Rate Increase Over Three Years - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Utility customers to receive $83 million in much-needed energy assistance - Tuesday, June 15, 2021

OPC Calls on PSC to Investigate FirstEnergy Scandal, Consider Divestiture - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

OPC Asks PSC to Revisit Decision on Role in Rate-Setting, Acquisitions - Monday, May 10, 2021

OPC Asks PSC to Enforce Decision Requiring Consumer Refunds - Monday, April 26, 2021

OPC Climate Mitigation and Environment Bill sent to Governor Hogan - Tuesday, April 13, 2021

David S. Lapp Sworn In as New People’s Counsel - Thursday, April 8, 2021

OPC Wins Case Against Retail Supplier - Friday, April 2, 2021

People's Counsel Testifies in Support of HB 768 - Thursday, February 18, 2021

Acting People's Counsel David S. Lapp  Testified today (2/18/21) in support of House of Delegates Bill 768.  Montgomergy County Community Choice Energy.  Press Release.  The bill would allow a pilot program for Montgomery Councy to act as a energy aggregator for county residents. 


Office of People's Counsel Launches New Toolkit to Help Consumers Pay Energy Bills During Pandemic - Thursday, January 21, 2021

Office of People's Counsel Launches New Toolkit to Help Consumers Pay Energy Bills During Pandemic  See Full Letter