Litigation and Regulation

BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service.

For each of the past three years, BGE has gotten an increase in the rate distribution charge, which has added $6.80 a month to the average electric bill and $4.28 to the average gas bill. If the PSC allows this fourth increase, additional monthly charges will amount to an average of $6.57 on electric bills and $8.53 on gas bills.

As it has usually done, the PSC will probably scale back the requested increase but, in the end, as usually happens, BGE will get the increase...