The Old Line State
IOU, Municipal, Cooperative, Retail Energy Suppliers, Wholesale
Maryland Consumer Choice: Consumer Deregulation
Utility: Consumers in Maryland may choose their natural gas supplier.
Maryland Electric Choice: Yes. Consumers in Maryland may choose their electric supplier. Qualified buyers have the opportunity to reduce bills and fix overhead costs. Customers who choose an alternate supplier still receive a bill from the local distribution company ( LDC ) and may select from consolidated or dual billing packages .
Maryland Gas Choice: YES. Natural gas is deregulated in Maryland for select consumers.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Maryland Yes* 1995 Yes 1999 *Some residential, commercial and industrial customers in some areas of Maryland are not eligible for Natural Gas Choice.
STATE NERC INTERCONNECTION ISO/RTO
Maryland Population: 6,045,680 People/ Land Mile: 622.8
Square Miles: 12,406 Land Miles: 9,707 Water Miles: 2,699
Net Generation 43,809,648 MWH Retail Sales 62,086,455 MWH Gas 313 trillion Btu
Counties MD Zip Codes MD Utility Zip Codes
NERC Authority: RFC
FERC Authority: Northeast Natural Gas Market
Electric Retail Average: 11.6 cents/kWh (Ave)
Maryland Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Nuclear: 37.8%
• Natural gas: 37.4%
• Coal: 14.4%
• Hydro: 5.6%
• Solar PV: 1.3%
• Wind: 1.5%
• Biomass: 1.8%
2013 U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 44%
• Natural gas: 8%
• Nuclear: 40%
• Hydro: 4%
MD Solar: Net Metering, Tax Credits, Solar Rebates
Electric Company (BGE) and Washington Gas Light(WGL) utility territories.
Maryland Electric Choice (energy shopping website)
Maryland Public Service Commission
Maryland Office of People’s Counsel
MidAmerican Energy (IR-3548)
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