May 5, 2006
CURRAN PROVIDES MARYLANDERS WITH ANSWERS TO LOOMING
ELECTRIC RATE INCREASES
to the dramatic increases in Maryland electricity rates which
are scheduled to begin in June and July of this year,
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. is providing answers
to Maryland consumers’ questions. Consumers may find information
about the rate increases and the optional Rate Plans for BGE, PEPCO
and Delmarva Power on Curran’ s website.
most of Maryland are facing tough choices regarding their electric
bills. They must choose between paying the full
rate increases immediately or paying them later through an optional
Rate Plan offered by their electric companies. The information
provided on Attorney General Curran’s website explains the
Rate Plans, offers examples of how each of the Plans work, and
addresses some of the more confusing elements of these rate plans.
law the Attorney General’s Office does not represent
Maryland consumers in matters regarding public utilities (the Office
of People’s Counsel does that), Curran believes his office
must help consumers understand their choices. "These plans
are confusing, and anything we can do to explain the options available
to consumers, we must do," said Curran. "This is big
money we are talking about, and people must be aware of what they’ll
be paying in June and July of 2006, AND what they’ll be paying
in June of 2007."
do not have access to the Internet can call 410-576-6550 and
leave their name, address, and the name of their electric company.
The Attorney General’s Office will mail the appropriate information