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Low-Income Marylanders at Risk From High Energy Burdens, OPC Report Shows (9/13/2022)DownloadSeptember 2022
Federal Agency Agrees With OPC That Delmarva Power Has Not Shown Lawfulness of Proposed Transmission Rate Increase of $13.9 Million (9/7/2022)DownloadSeptember 2022
State Regulators Erred by Allowing Washington Gas to 'Self-Certify' Green Marketing Campaign, People’s Counsel Tells Court (9/6/2022)DownloadSeptember 2022
People’s Counsel Applauds Rejection of Utility Request to End Pandemic Protections for Utility Customers (8/25/2022)DownloadAugust 2022
Delmarva Power’s Proposed New Rate Plan Unfair to Customers, Includes $91.7 Million in Unjustified Capital Spending, OPC Says Monday, August 22, 2022DownloadAugust 2022
Federal Agency’s Proposed Transmission Planning Beneficial, But Reduced Role for Competition Could Cost Customers Billions August 17, 2022DownloadAugust 2022
Transparency and Oversight Needed on Federal Grants, Not Deference to Utilities, People’s Counsel Says - Wednesday, July 27, 2022DownloadJuly 2022
People’s Counsel: Utilities’ Proposal to End Pandemic Protections for Residential Customers Should Be Rejected - Tuesday, June 21, 2022DownloadJune 2022
Siding with OPC, FERC Finds NRG Failed to Show $315 Million in Plant Costs Are Lawful - Thursday, June 2, 2022DownloadJune 2022
Maryland People’s Counsel Protests NRG’s FERC Request to Foist Its Power Plant Costs on Utility Customers - Friday, May 6, 2022DownloadMay 2022
People's Counsel Seeks Transparency on Utility Efforts to Obtain Federal Infrastructure Funding - Thursday, May 5, 2022DownloadMay 2022
Following Bribery Scandal, OPC Investigation of FirstEnergy’s Ownership of Potomac Edison Reveals Customer Risks, Need for PSC Action - Tuesday, AprilDownloadApril 2022
Proposal to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources in Regional Market Flawed, OPC Tells Federal Agency - Friday, April 1, 2022DownloadApril 2022
Washington Gas Fined $1.1 Million for Customer Service Issues Following OPC Complaint - Friday, March 18, 2022DownloadMarch 2022
OPC Testifies That Bill Allowing Maryland Communities to Aggregate Customers Will Benefit Consumers and Environment - Thursday, March 17, 2022DownloadMarch 2022
Court Reverses PSC on Washington Gas Merger and Rate Issues, in Victory for OPC - Tuesday, March 8, 2022DownloadMarch 2022
OPC Calls on Maryland Public Service Commission to Address Exelon’s Regional Market Power - Friday, January 21, 2022DownloadJanuary 2022
OPC Applauds Proceeding on Electric Distribution Planning, Cautions Against Deferring to Utilities - Tuesday, January 18, 2022DownloadJanuary 2022
Washington Gas’s five-year gas main replacement irreconcilably behind schedule and exceeding costs, OPC tells Public Service Commission (1/10/22)DownloadJanuary 2022
Following OPC’s appeal to federal court, agency reverses course on regional electric market rules that would have cost consumers billions (12/28/21)DownloadDecember 2021
Ruling on OPC Request, PSC Says Washington Gas Failed to Provide Adequate Customer Service, Violated Regulations and Merger Conditions (12/23/21)DownloadDecember 2021
Electricity Retail Supplier Deceived Consumers, Unlawfully Enrolled Residential Customers, Court Says in Ruling on OPC Complaint (12/17/21)DownloadDecember 2021
Federal Commission Agrees With OPC That Delmarva Power Failed to Show Control Center Plan Complies With Law - Friday, December 17, 2021DownloadDecember 2021
In approving rate increases for Washington Gas, the Public Service Commission failed to meet its statutory responsibilities, OPC tells court - Wednesday, December 15, 2021DownloadDecember 2021
To Green the Electric Transmission System, Federal Regulators Should Foster Competition, Reject Anti-Competitive Utility Proposals, OPC Says - Tuesday, November 30, 2021DownloadNovember 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, 2021DownloadNovember 2021
Agreeing with OPC, Public Service Commission denies Potomac Edison’s request for a $11.2 million rate increase - Wednesday, October 27, 2021DownloadOctober 2021
In Response to OPC Request, Public Service Commission Orders Washington Gas to Address Customer-Service Issues and Proposed Civil Penalty - Monday, October 18, 2021DownloadOctober 2021
Columbia Gas’s proposed ninth rate increase in nine years driven by investor strategy and should be rejected, OPC says - Tuesday, October 5, 2021DownloadOctober 2021
Washington Gas Should Pay $1.5 Million in Penalties and Fix Customer Service Issues, OPC Tells PSC - Thursday, September 30, 2021Download September 2021
More Transparency Needed for the Millions That Customers Pay for Utility Trade Group Dues, OPC Tells Federal Agency - Friday, September 3, 2021DownloadSeptember 2021
Penalty Issued Against Retail Supplier in Case Brought by Office of People's Counsel - Friday, August 27, 2021DownloadAugust 2021
Federal Regulators Rule for OPC in Dispute With Regional Power Pool Over Customer Costs - Monday, August 23, 2021DownloadAugust 2021
Responding to OPC, Federal Agency Finds Pepco and BGE Failed to Demonstrate Proposed Rate Change Followed Law - Wednesday, August 4, 2021DownloadAugust 2021
Responding to OPC Request, PSC Opens Investigation Into Potomac Edison’s Relationship With Scandal-Ridden FirstEnergy - Monday, July 26, 2021DownloadJuly 2021