WASHINGTON, DC — A report by People's Counsel, an advocacy organization for residential consumers regarding energy issues, states that electricity deregulation in the state of Maryland has not produced new competition since it was introduced 18 months ago.

It was recommended that the state's General Assembly look at suspending deregulation for residential customers until benefits can be seen. Since deregulation began in Maryland, just 2.6% of consumers have switched to other electricity suppliers.

Publication date: 01/21/2002