Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Politics & Utility Rates in MD

Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is learning that political storms can strike as suddenly as those Mother Nature serves up.

Hours after it posted instructions for how its residential customers could "opt out" from a plan that would spread out, with interest, the 72 percent rate increase effective July 1, the company learned of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s call for a special legislative session to address the issue - bringing new uncertainty.