• April 1999

    Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1999 Enacted.

  • July 2000

    Competition Act Effective Date 
    Per Competition Act: 1/3 of residential customers allowed to choose.
    Residential rates reduced (from 1999 levels) by 3% – 7.5% and capped for 4 – 9 years.

  • July 2001

    Per Competition Act: 2/3 of residential customers allowed to choose.

  • July 2002

    Per Competition Act: All customers allowed to choose.

  • July 2003

    Per Competition Act: All Co-Op customers allowed to choose.

  • July 2004

    Residential rate caps end for Delmarva and Pepco.

  • July 2006

    Residential rate caps end for BGE. BGE residential rate mitigation – rate increase capped at 15% for one year; PSC to determine the transition to market-based rates.

  • July 2007

    Governor Energy Summit. MD PSC Planning Conference PC9. Explore reliability/supply side issues; demand side issues; energy efficiency; conservation; demand response

  • December 2007

    MD PSC Report to the Legislature: Recommends utilities enter long term contracts for the new generation.

  • April 2008

    Consumer Protection Rules Revised.

  • January 2009

    Residential rate caps end for Allegany.

  • May 2019

    PSC orders implementation of Supplier Consolidated Billing; Work group established to develop rules, customer education, etc. Implementation by the end of 2024.

  • March 2020

    Governor Hogan issues Executive Order prohibiting the termination of residential utility services and the imposition of late fees during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

  • August 2020

    Maryland Public Service Commission holds a public conference to gauge the impact of COVID-19 has had on Maryland utility operations, consumer protections, service reliability, and financial health.

  • February 2021

    Delegate Kathleen Dumais introduces legislation to open electricity and natural gas supply markets to greater competition and offer more consumer choice

  • April 2021

    Maryland General Assembly passes legislation establishing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Pilot Program in Montgomery County. Through the program, the county will enroll residential and small business customers in the CCA electricity supply product on an op-out basis.

  • April 2022

    Maryland Climate Solutions Now Act becomes law. Legislation will set goals for 60% global warming emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero emission by 2045.

  • April 2023

    Governor Wes Moore signs POWER Act into law, which sets a goal for the state to quadruple the amount of wind offshore energy produced by the state by 2031. Governor announces plan to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035.

  • July 2023

    Energy Assistance Customer Shopping Restrictions that protect energy-assistance customers take effect.