What We Do

Office of People's Counsel is an independent Maryland State agency that advocates for Maryland’s residential utility consumers. We strive to ensure that utility service is reliable, safe, reasonably priced, and supportive of the State’s environmental and climate goals. We represent the interests of residential customers of natural gas, electric, private water, and telecommunications utilities in proceedings before the Public Service Commission, federal regulatory agencies, and the courts. We also conduct outreach to educate and assist customers on public utility matters.