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Electric bills are skyrocketing, state regulators are raising eyebrows, and BGE is called in to testify.
March 2, 2009, 3:42 pm
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On Friday Baltimore Sun writer Gus G. Sentementes reported,
“Officials with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the largest energy provider in Maryland, told regulators at a hearing yesterday that home-heating bills have skyrocketed this winter mainly because of significantly colder weather, greater household consumption and, to a lesser extent, spikes in commodity costs for electricity and gas.”

-But some just aren’t buying it. (For the full article, CLICK HERE.)

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Have your bills been higher than normal?  Unfortunately, BGE is the only electric provider to Baltimore, so you are stuck with them. You should know, however, that you do have a choice of supplier.  By choosing a supplier, you can decide what kind of energy source will power your home and business.  Many are unaware that wind power is an electricity choice in Baltimore.  I switched to wind power over two years ago and could not feel better about the change.  Your electricity rates will be higher initially, but you lock in the rate for one year, so it could even out by the year’s end.

Three months ago I chose to offset my winter energy costs by purchasing a smart power strip for the TV (and surrounds) and unplugging all electronics and appliances when not in use.  Since implementing these practices, I have cut my bill by half.  Last month the bill was $175 for our three-story rowhome.

For information about how to wind power, CLICK HERE.

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-enough with the unexplained rate hikes!
use the Maryland PIRG to tell your elected officials to re-regulate Maryland’s electric system by clicking on the link below:
http://www.marylandpirg.org/action/issue/no-more-rate-hikes?id4=ES

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