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Choosing an Energy Supplier

 

Your utility (Pepco, Potomac Edison, or BG&E) is the entity that you are probably most familiar with. It transmits electricity to your home or business and sends you the bill. The utility, however, distributes electricity that is provided by electricity suppliers - separate entities that purchase energy from electricity generators.

In Maryland, it is possible to  choose your electricity supplier. Once you choose a different electricity supplier, you will still be billed by the utility, but your bill will include the cost of generating the electricity provided by your electricity supplier.

 

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What is My Current Energy Supplier?

Suppliers providing electricity to Maryland consumers must be licensed by the MD Public Service Commission (PSC) and comply with PSC rules on marketing, solicitation, contracting, and all Maryland consumer protection laws. Electricity suppliers may offer different contract or price terms than your local utility, or may offer a contract that helps to promote renewable energy, such as wind energy. 

Consumers that do not choose their electricity supplier are provided "Standard Offer Service" (SOS) through their local utility. The cost that consumers pay for this generated electricity can be found on their electric bill, or by referring to appropriate link below corresponding to your electric utility.

 

Links to Utility Electricity Rates

 

The price of the electricity offered by a competitive electricity supplier can be found by visiting the website or calling a supplier approved by the PSC. Contact information for these suppliers can be found on the  PSC website. However, the listing provided by the PSC does not provide a clear indication of which suppliers provide electricity from clean sources like wind or solar.

Additional information on selecting a competitive electricity supplier can be found on the Maryland Public Service Commission website and the  Maryland Office of People’s Council website .

 


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Example of an Energy Report

 

 

 
 
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