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2004

Order No. 79097
In the Matter of the Commissionís Inquiry into the Competitive Selection of Electricity Supplier/Standard Offer Service.
Case No. 8908
April 27, 2004
Approximately 13 Pages
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2003

Order No. 78710
In the Matter of the Commissionís Inquiry into the Competitive Selection of Electricity Supplier/Standard Offer Service.
Case No. 8908, Phase 2
September 30, 2003
Approximately 47 Pages
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Order No. 78400
In the Matter of the Commissionís Inquiry into the Competitive Selection of Electricity Supplier/Standard Offer Service.
Case No. 8908, Phase 1
April 29, 2003
Approximately 166 Pages
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2002

Order No. 78196
In the Matter of the Investigation Into the Violation of Comar 20.55.09.07 by Washington Gas Light Company.
Case No. 8923
December 9, 2002
Approximately 17 Pages
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Order No. 77987
In the Matter of the Investigation Into the Continuation of the Retail Sale of Natural Gas.
Case No. 8800
August 2002
Approximately 15 Pages
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Order No. 77760
In the Matter of the Establishment of Service Areas of Electric Utilities Within the State of Maryland
Case No. 8800
May 9, 2002
Approximately 22 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Proposed Merger of the Potomac Electric Power Company and Delmarva Power and Light Company
Case No. 77685
April 10, 2002
Approximately 35 Pages
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Order No. 77666
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
March 29, 2002
Approximately 5 Pages
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2001

Order No. 77412
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service.
Case No. 8738
December 11, 2001
Approximately 9 Pages
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Order No. 77409
In the Matter of the Proposal by Potomac Electric POwer Company for an Increase in Service Line Extension Charges for Residential Customers.
Case No. 8844
December 11, 2001
Approximately 6 Pages
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Order No. 77262
In the Matter of the Potomac Edison Company's Proposed (A) Stranded Cost Quantification Mechanism; (B) Price Protection Mechanism; and (C) Unbundled Rates.
Case No. 8797
September 26, 2001
Approximately 14 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
May 11, 2001
Approximately 6 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into Policies of Utilities On Service Termination
Case No. 8880
February 6, 2001
Approximately 21 Pages
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2000

Order
In the Matter of the Investigation Into Affiliated Activities, Promotional Practices and Codes of Conduct of Regulated Gas and Electric Companies
Case No. 8820
Order No. 76292
No Date
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service - Emissions and Fuel Mix Disclosure
Case No. 8738
Order No. 7624
Issued June 15, 2000
Approximately 19 Pages

A prominent feature of the Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1999 is the interest given to the environmental impacts associated with electricity generation. As part of the General Assembly's mandates regarding electric restructuring, the Commission is required to ensure compliance with State environmental regulations. Two such regulations are the requirement of each electricity supplier to provide adequate and accurate information to each customer on available electric services and the mandate that information provided to customers shall include disclosure of the fuel mix of the electricity purchased by customers and the emissions of pollutants on a pound per megawatt-hour basis.

On January 31, 2000, the Commission's Staff ("Staff") filed a report of the Emissions Disclosure Working Group ("EDWG") that encouraged interstate collaboration on disclosure issues and specified the different types of pollutants that should be disclosed to consumers. Staff followed this with its February 16, 2000 filing, proposing a set of rules to govern emissions and fuel mix disclosures. Staff's proposed rules included, among other things, requirements for standardized disclosure, provisions for the use of historical, prospective and regional average data, and provisions for updating emissions and fuel mix information. Also included were proposed labels that described the energy source(s) (fuel mix) of electricity suppliers and their emissions in relation to a benchmark.

In this order, the Commission found the standardized procedures and provisions proposed by Staff to be reasonable and appropriate and adopted them with certain modifications. These modifications included the Commission's conclusion that emissions and fuel mix disclosure should begin on July 1, 2000, or at the first instance when contract terms and conditions are provided to customers and the position that emissions and fuel mix data should be disclosed to customers every six months on the basis of annually updated data.

Lastly, the Commission ordered the EDWG to continue meeting and coordinate with other states in the region to promote a single regional approach to emissions and fuel mix disclosure.
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 76139
May 8, 2000
Approximately 6 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 76110
April 25, 2000
Approximately 19 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 76049
April 4, 2000
Approximately 14 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 76045
April 4, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75959
February 16, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order
Consumer Protection
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75949
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Issued: February 8, 2000
Approximately 43 Pages

In Order No. 73834, issued on December 3, 1997 in the above-captioned proceeding, the Commission decided that competition in the supply of electricity would be beneficial to retail consumers and established a framework to achieve that end.

Accordingly, the Commission orders companies to adhere to the following conditions if they wish to compete in an open electricity market.
The Commission requires that electric suppliers not discriminate against any consumer wholly or partly on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
It agrees that a supplier may refuse to provide service to a consumer based on the consumer's poor credit history.
The Commission supports preventing an electric company or supplier from disclosing a retail electric customer's billing, payment and credit information without the retail customer's consent.
It requires that marketing advertisements and solicitations to follow seven and nine guidelines respectively.
If the supplier approves the consumer for service, the supplier must then send to the consumer who signs up through a solicitation, within the shortest period possible, five pieces of information.
A supplier must be licensed by this Commission in order to finalize an electric supply contract.
The Commission permits a contract between a supplier and a customer to occur in three ways: by actual signed contract, by Internet sign-up, and by telephone, each of which have their own set of restrictions.
It allows the use of evergreen contracts, but outlaws all other types of negative option contract.
The Commission favors the concept of a "price to compare" in each service territory.
It approves the last-in approach to customers' choice of supplier. The Commission concludes that a biller must purchase only those receivables that they do not bill in a timely fashion.
The Commission establishes the Complaint Procedure Design Group for the purposes of establishing procedures that, among other things, will provide a mechanism to channel consumer complaints from one agency to another, resolve complaints in the quickest manner feasible, and provide for expeditious review procedures.
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75935
January 28,2000
Approximately 32 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75890
January 12, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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1999

Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75121
No Date
Approximately 10 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Investigation Into the Preparedness of Maryland Utilities for Responding to Major Outages
Case No. 8826
Order No. 75823
December 9, 1999
Approximately 77 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Establishment of Service Areas of Electric Utilities Within the State of Maryland
Case No. 8800
Order No. 75799
December 1, 1999
Approximately 2 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's proposed (A) Stranded Cost Quantification Mechanism; (B) Price Protection Mechanism
Case No. 8804
Order No. 75757
November 10, 1999
Approximately 87 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75722
October 9, 1999
Approximately 14 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75608
September 10, 1999
Approximately 134 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Before the Commission's Inquiry Into the Provision and Regulation of Electric Service
Case No. 8738
Order No. 75401
August 3, 1999
Approximately 7 Pages
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