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Office of People's Counsel seeks assurances for BGE's low-income customers

Office of People's Counsel seeks assurances for BGE's low-income customers

As the economy has faltered over the past three years, more BGE customers have been in danger of losing their electric service because of overdue bills. Now, as BGE parent Constellation Energy Group seeks to sell itself to Exelon Corp., the state's advocate for residential customers fears that the proposed merger would hurt low-income customers' ability to receive payment assistance and other help. The Maryland Office of People's Counsel says the deal would lead to a consolidation of customer services that could cause the utility to become less responsive to the concerns of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. ratepayers. Chicago-based Exelon rejects that argument, saying BGE...

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