Deregulation left BGE customers with ...

Deregulation left BGE customers with higher costs, PSC says

There are 26 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Deregulation left BGE customers with higher costs, PSC says. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

State utility regulators told lawmakers today that an agreement to move to deregulation in 1999 saddled Baltimore Gas and Electric customers with $1.15 billion in costs in exchange for rate cuts that amounted ...

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“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Nitro, WV

#21 Jan 19, 2008
Skipper wrote:
What we need is independent legislators who are smart enough to see thru the garbage put forth by idiots like Kahn.
We won't get that until we eliminate the era of the professional politician. These crooks are more worried about the next election than about doing the right thing for the long term benefit of society.

Glen Burnie, MD

#22 Apr 18, 2010
My company has teamed up with Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) to help people lock-in their electric bills at a lower rate. Long story short, energy has become "deregulated" and you don't have to buy your electricity from your current Electric Company. You now have the opportunity of shopping your electricity cost... not all the taxes, fees and other stuff on your bill, just the "usage charge". If the usage or delivery charge is lower somewhere else, you are allowed to have that electricity sent to your house. Nothing changes for you except your rate charge for your usage. Through our current marketing agreement with WGES, we are saving our family and friends between 10%-20% on the usage cost of their electricity bill. Your utility company stays the same, your billing stays the same, and you don't need to notify anyone or do anything to make this happen. It takes about 3 minutes, and I have done it and I am trying to sign up as many friends, families, and clients that I can. Someone did it today who lives in Montgomery County and he's going to save about $1300 a year. That is some serious savings.
WGES has given us a "special promotional code" for the time being that gives us an even better rate then if you did it without our code.... It is APS-304. You can go directly to the WGES websiteÂ… or our website listed below. My promotional code must be used to get the lower rate.
Promotional Code is APS-304
The only thing you need is your current account number from your existing bill. If you do not have ot our site lists the phone number to call.

Allentown, PA

#23 May 7, 2010
Dave wrote:
Well, we all know that Bob Erhlich caused the 75 % rate increase by passing legislation to deregulate when he was the Governor in 1995. Quoted Martin O'Malley, Michael Busch, Michael Miller, the Democratic GA, and the blind loyal Democrat voters. Obviously not true, but I bet if the liar and dishonest O'Malley thought he could sell it, this would be his response. Well, Democrat voters see how those you blindly elect,just based on their party affiliation,have caused. Sky rocket BG&E rates (they aren't finish raising them)and the largest tax increase in History pushed through in a not required Special Session. And, O'Malley and the other dishonest, corrupt, arrogant Democrats in the GA aren't finished yet. They are going to raise tax on alcohol, and wine to take more money out of the working man's pocket. Their justification for raising alcohol/wine tax .... because it hasn't been done recently. Great reason, and shows you their arrogance. I hope every Marylander sees these corrupt politicians for what they really are, and vote them out of office. Especially, the free loading O'Malley family. Having trouble getting home today in the weather ..... just think O'Malleys have State Troopers driving them in taxpayers 4 wheel drive (expensive) vehicles at your tax expense. Bet none of the O'Malley free loaders will experience trouble getting home and to other things.
Well if you don't drink then the level of alcohol tax won't matter. You'll only pay a higher tax if you buy the product. It's certainly not a necessity unless you have an alcoholism problem. Been to an AA meeting lately? You might want to consider it so you can save some of your hard earned money.

Allentown, PA

#24 May 7, 2010
Deregulation simply didn't bring in meaningful competition. There is some competition, but truthfully, who is truly a BGE competitor in the Baltimore region? From what I've found, most of the "competitors" are buying from Constellation so their costs aren't lower than BGE.

Manchester, MD

#25 May 18, 2010
The best choice goes live next month!

Baltimore, MD

#26 Jul 9, 2010
The choice is here now!

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