Regulation of Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Regulation of Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Public Service Commission is responsible for regulating gas, electric, and water companies in the state. This legislation contains provisions for such companies, addressing planning and siting considerations for electric generation facilities and transmission lines, consumer relations and rate-making, and natural gas supplier licensing. Section 7-501 et seq. Contains provisions for electric industry restructuring, which are aimed to create a competitive electricity supply and electricity supply services market within the state. Regulations for the placement of transmission lines by electricity generators can be found in COMAR 20.79.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Public Service Commission
Address William Donald Schaefer Tower
Address 2 6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21202
Phone (410) 767-8000
Phone 2 1-800-492-0474

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Public Utilities Article, 7-101 et seq. Through 7-601 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 20.40, 20.50 through 20.55

Authority 3: COMAR 20.79