Maryland Public Service Commission

In an Order issued on January 7, 2013, the Maryland Public Service Commission (“MPSC” or “Commission”) concluded the public interest required the customers of Potomac Electric Power Company (“Pepco”), Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (“BGE”) and Delmarva Power and Light Company (“Delmarva”) (collectively “Companies”) be provided with an additional option related to the installation of

It may not be an epidemic but the number of states to consider smart meter opt-outs is spreading. No one doubts the importance of reliability and the need to update the electric grid. However, it is a surprise to the industry that due to a vocal minority, many utilities face having to upgrade while retaining

Despite having approved Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan in February 2010 as a program designed to “improve customer service, enhance storm restoration efforts, reduce utility operational costs, save ratepayer and utility costs, and ultimately provide customers with necessary tools to use electricity more efficiently,” on January 4, 2011, the Maine

BGE took the political high road and decided to move forward with a modified version of its smart grid plan despite not receiving cost recovery via a surcharge tracker. In a news release the day it filed its modified proposal, BGE president and chief executive officer, Kenneth W. DeFontes expressed disappointment over the Commission’s June

On June 21, 2010, to the surprise of many, the Maryland Public Service Commission (“MPSC” or “Commission”) denied Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (“BGE”) Application to Deploy a Smart Grid Initiative (“Proposal”).  Stating, “Although we share BGE’s (and others’) hopes, and even enthusiasm, for the long-run potential and importance of the infrastructure upgrades known colloquially