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Maryland People’s Counsel Protests NRG’s FERC Request to Foist Its Power Plant Costs on Utility Customers  - Friday, May 6, 2022

People's Counsel Seeks Transparency on Utility Efforts to Obtain Federal Infrastructure Funding - Thursday, May 5, 2022

Following Bribery Scandal, OPC Investigation of FirstEnergy’s Ownership of Potomac Edison Reveals Customer Risks, Need for PSC Action - Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Proposal to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources in Regional Market Flawed, OPC Tells Federal Agency - Friday, April 1, 2022

Washington Gas Fined $1.1 Million for Customer Service Issues Following OPC Complaint - Friday, March 18, 2022

OPC Testifies That Bill Allowing Maryland Communities to Aggregate Customers Will Benefit Consumers and Environment - Thursday, March 17, 2022

Court Reverses PSC on Washington Gas Merger and Rate Issues, in Victory for OPC - Tuesday, March 8, 2022

OPC Calls on Maryland Public Service Commission to Address Exelon’s Regional Market Power - Friday, January 21, 2022

OPC Applauds Proceeding on Electric Distribution Planning, Cautions Against Deferring to Utilities - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Washington Gas’s five-year gas main replacement irreconcilably behind schedule and exceeding costs, OPC tells Public Service Commission - Monday, January 10, 2022

Following OPC’s appeal to federal court, agency reverses course on regional electric market rules that would have cost consumers billions - Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Ruling on OPC Request, PSC Says Washington Gas Failed to Provide Adequate Customer Service, Violated Regulations and Merger Conditions - Thursday, December 23, 2021

Electricity Retail Supplier Deceived Consumers, Unlawfully Enrolled Residential Customers, Court Says in Ruling on OPC Complaint - Friday, December 17, 2021

Federal Commission Agrees With OPC That Delmarva Power Failed to Show Control Center Plan Complies With Law - Friday, December 17, 2021

In approving rate increases for Washington Gas, the Public Service Commission failed to meet its statutory responsibilities, OPC tells court - Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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