Energy and Environmental Advocacy

In the Matter of the Allocation of Money in the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund Pursuant to Section 9-20B-05(G)(2) of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland (Case #9166)

This case concerns the  PSC 's allocation of money into the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF).  This is a fund that was created from the proceeds of the auction of carbon allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  A percentage of the money in this fund is allocated to offset electricity rates of residential customers.  OCP's comments to the PSC addressed consumer education efforts and included:

  • Highlighting potential confusion regarding "credits" and "surcharges"
  • Recommending how best to inform consumers of any changes on their bills