Introduction

Power Generation, Transmission, and Use

Markets, Regulation, and Oversight

Impacts of Power Generation and Transmission

Looking Ahead

Appendices

CEIR Report Map

PPRP Home

Maryland Power Plants and the Environment (CEIR-18)

3.2   Retail Electricity Markets and Billing

The distribution of electricity continues to be a regulated monopoly function of the local utility, and hence continues to be subject to price regulation by the Maryland PSC. The fundamental objective of the 1999 Maryland Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act (the Act) was to foster retail electric competition as a means of achieving favorable retail electricity prices for customers, stimulating an array of alternative supply products (for example, green power products and innovative rate design options), and giving customers a choice in their electric power supplier.