Regulation of Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
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.
|Department||Maryland Public Service Commission|
|Address||William Donald Schaefer Tower|
|Address 2||6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor|
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|