BGE Commercial Electricity Supply Rates to Surge Up to 80% Effective Dec. 1

BGE commercial rates are set to surge by 80 percent effective Dec. 1, 2014. Maryland consumers have the option to buy electricity from suppliers other than the power company. Maryland-based energy advisor MD Energy Advisors gives insight on how businesses can avoid surges and reap optimal energy savings. By: PR.com | With BGE Commercial rates … Read more

Maryland agency wants to set energy savings target for utilities

By: Mary Powers | Maryland’s consumer advocate has recommended that regulators set a specific energy savings target for utilities to meet during the next three years after examining utility proposals for future savings. The utilities covered by the state’s EmPower law appear to be slowing down their efforts to seek energy efficiency and peak demand … Read more

Offshore Wind and Higher Prices Coming to Maryland

By: Institute for Energy Research | The Department of Interior just leased two tracks off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland to a wind developer. When the wind facility is built, it will cost Maryland residents higher electricity bills due to the exorbitant cost of offshore wind. Residential customers will see up to $1.50 more … Read more

Billion Dollar Utility Line Upgrade That Will Run Through Md. Faces Opposition

By: AP | One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to take electricity generated near Pennsylvania’s booming shale gas region and deliver it … Read more

New technology turns manure into electricity

By: Charlene Sharpe | Maryland Department of Agriculture officials awarded a Pocomoke farm and two other projects more than $1 million in grants Friday for their innovative waste management projects. Pocomoke’s Millennium Farms, owned and operated by Jason and Kim Lambertson, received $676,144.47 in funding to help with the anaerobic digester and nutrient recovery system … Read more