BGE rebate plan gets OK

BGE rebate plan gets OK

There are 35 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from May 29, 2008, titled BGE rebate plan gets OK. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers will get a one-time break from rising electricity bills in September, when the utility begins distributing $170 credits as part of a plan approved by state utility ...

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T Bird

Catonsville, MD

#1 May 29, 2008
Let's see- 8% of 3.4 billion dollars in sales for BGE means $272 million more per year from us, their customers and they are "giving" us $187 million. Sounds like they won another round. Meanwhile, what they don't tell us is how much of that 8% increase goes into the hands of BGE's parent company Constellation Energy, from whom they "buy" their wholesale power through a "competitive bidding process". The process is NOT competitive, it is rigged in favor of Constellation Energy and other for-profit energy companies.
Questionauthorit y

Baltimore, MD

#2 May 29, 2008
I think that those of us who are doing well financially should donate our $170 to the Fuel Fund.
Ann

Jessup, MD

#3 May 29, 2008
Question Authority that might me a good idea because I don't think that the rebate would go to an account that may be off service due to the lack of the ability to pay. I would think the rebate would only go to active customers of record.
Conscious Reader

Laurel, MD

#4 May 29, 2008
I hate BGE...
flyingcow

Church Hill, MD

#5 May 29, 2008
"B-G-E"
stands for
"butt gonna enlarge"
from all of the bend-over screwing
done to its customers by BGE
(hey, Mayo, how's the cheerleader?)......
Moving

Memphis, TN

#6 May 29, 2008
What if we move out of BGE territory in August? Will we get a refund?
John

Brooklyn, NY

#7 May 29, 2008
Who's the great mathematician, here?$170 X 1.1 million households falls a far distance short of a $2 Billion settlement! I guess the lawyers get all of the real money and the blasted consumers gets a pittance dangled their way like a carrot at the end of a stick. Horrible outcome!!
livewiremd

Baltimore, MD

#8 May 29, 2008
Looks like O'Malley's hand-picked PSC and our legislature screwed us again. I remember all the fools who believed those "BGEhrlich" bumper stickers and voted for Omalley. Ehrlich had NOTHING to do with this! Maybe everyone will get a little wiser now that they see the TRUTH when they open those new utility bills that have increased 85%!
jay

Baltimore, MD

#9 May 29, 2008
Thanks for your help Marty!
Gee can't wait for your next trick!
John

Watertown, MA

#10 May 29, 2008
Competition is suppose to decrease the price of the commodity. Simple economics. A cap on the net profits of BGE should be in place. Any how much of their profits goes to the parent company?
Lee

Towson, MD

#11 May 29, 2008
I am sure glad you, Martin O'Malley have saved us from the 72% I mean 85% BGE rate hike. Sorry I voted for ya. You have done nothing but cost me my hard earned money and for what NOTHING!!! Recall!!!
Matt

Annapolis, MD

#12 May 29, 2008
B.etter
G.et
E.xtra job
Frank

Baltimore, MD

#13 May 29, 2008
Gee...where's the savings now, Mr. O'Malley???
Long Gone

Columbus, OH

#14 May 29, 2008
So, I wonder how this affects those of us who got smart, packed our stuff up and left Baltimore in favor of safer streets, cleaner air, and MUCH MUCH lower energy rates?

I won't be a resident of Md in September, so I won't get this pittance born of backroom shenanigans.

But then again, I am no longer being bent over the table in that god-awful city anymore. All things considered, I am better off.
Sitting in the dark

Columbia, MD

#15 May 29, 2008
I agree with Matt... "B"etter "G"et "E"xtra job.!!

I'd like to know if our rate increase is paying for BGE's repeated television commercials?? Ever notice that many in the past?

Have you noticed all of the junk mail that BGE now sends you soliciting business? Who pays for all of that?? WE DO!
Sandi

Hunt Valley, MD

#16 May 29, 2008
Don't be surprised if it is considered income and Uncle Sam comes for their share of it!!
richard f

Bethpage, NY

#17 May 29, 2008
Great job Govenor O'malley..........NOT !!!!!!!!!!
ann

Rosedale, MD

#18 May 29, 2008
...yes, we'll be receiving our $170 just in time to help recover from the summer's over-the-top billing and before the onset of the winter's hit-you-over-the-head billing. Wow, is this our lucky day or what? Seriously, what's a friggin'$170 in the grand scheme of utility bills? Jesus, maybe they better keep it, maybe they need it more than we do........
jason

Bethpage, NY

#19 May 29, 2008
Unfortunately, everyone who voted for O'Malley is getting exactly what they signed up for when they punched him on the ballot...along with the rest of us. He is a PHONY! I hope everyone is finally beginning to see right through him and all of his broken 'promises.'

Thank you for the higher taxes and even more rate hikes, Marty. The struggling Maryland economy and the Maryland constituents thank you. We all REALLY appreciate it! Hope your ego is doing fine since that is obviously all that matters to you.
John

Manchester, MD

#20 May 29, 2008
Another 8% increase? Nice job looking out for working families Marty O'Jerk off!

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