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BGE urges customers to take advantage of flexible payment options, energy assistance in advance of end of moratorium on service terminations on Nov. 15

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE this week reminded customers there are many payment and billing options and energy assistance programs available for those having difficulty keeping their accounts up to date. BGE officials say service terminations, which were suspended in March, are a last resort and many times, can be avoided, if customers contact them to discuss options before their accounts are in …


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Maryland Public Service Commission prohibits utility shut-offs through November 15, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission, in an emergency action, has prohibited residential utility service terminations through November 15, 2020. Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order prohibiting service terminations and late fees is set to expire on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The Commission, which on Monday concluded hearings to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on customers and utility finances, …


Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Maryland PSC releases details regarding energy supplier complaints

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission will now share certain information regarding complaints filed by customers against electric and natural gas suppliers. The information will assist customers shopping for an energy supplier to make informed decisions regarding the selection of a supplier or to follow up on a contact made by a supplier agent. Maryland utility customers have the option …

Md. Public Service Commission seeks public input on BGE rate increase request

BALTIMORE, MD–The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold three public comment hearings on the request by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to increase its electric distribution rates by $81.8 million and its gas service rates by $68.1 million, for a total of $149.9 million. BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, serves 1.9 million electric and gas customers in central Maryland. …

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …