On Wednesday evening, we joined community members, consumer groups, environmentalists and the Baltimore City Council to testify at a public hearing hosted by the Maryland Public Service Commission about BGE’s proposed $602 million multi-year rate hike.
We are calling on the Commission to reject BGE’s proposed multi-year rate hike and instead shift back to traditional regulation and approve a reasonable rate for 2024 alone.
It’s time to reign in BGE’s out of control spending on infrastructure that is driving up gas bills. BGE already hiked rates in 2022 and 2023. According to the Office of the People’s Counsel, BGE’s proposal would result in customers’ annual gas and electric bills being, on average, $810 more for 2026 than in 2023.
You can watch the hearing below. A final, in person hearing will be held on September 20th at 6:30pm in Baltimore. If you want to learn more about the rate hike and it’s potential impacts, join us on Sept. 7th for a learning and action session.