Com­mis­sion to host hear­ings on BGE gas rate in­crease

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The Mary­land Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion will hold five pub­lic com­ment hear­ings in Oc­to­ber on a re­quest by Bal­ti­more Gas and Elec­tric for a net in­crease of $62 mil­lion in its gas dis­tri­bu­tion rates. BGE de­liv­ers nat­u­ral gas to 650,000 cus­tomers in cen­tral Mary­land, in­clud­ing some in Calvert County.

The rate re­quest would re­sult in a nearly 7 per­cent in­crease on the av­er­age res­i­den­tial heat­ing cus­tomer bill. For the av­er­age com­bined gas and elec­tric ser­vice res­i­den­tial cus­tomer, the in­crease would amount to $5.67 per month, a press re­lease states.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic who wish to com­ment on the re­quest may at­tend any or all of the pub­lic hear­ings, sched­uled as fol­lows (gov­ern­ment of­fice build­ings may re­quire an ID to en­ter):

• Tues­day, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Howard County Court House, Ge­orge Howard Build­ing (Ban­neker Room), 3430 Court House Drive in El­li­cott City;

• Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m., Mary­land Depart­ment of Leg­isla­tive Ser­vices Build­ing, Joint Com­mit­tee Hear­ing Room, 90 State Cir­cle in An­napo­lis;

• Mon­day, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., Mary­land Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, Frank O. Heintz Hear­ing Room (16th Floor), Wil­liam Don­ald Schae­fer Tower, 6 St. Paul St. in Bal­ti­more;

• Wed­nes­day, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., Bel Air Town Hall Ro­tun- da, 39 N. Hick­ory Ave. in Bel Air; and

• Tues­day, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m., The Con­fer­ence Cen­ter at Shep­pard Pratt (au­di­to­rium), 6501 N. Charles Street in Tow­son.

Fil­ings in the cases can be viewed or down­loaded in the elec­tronic docket for Case No. 9484 on the com­mis­sion’s web­site, www.psc.state.md.us.

Writ­ten com­ments ref­er­enc­ing Case No. 9484 may also be mailed (by Fri­day, Nov. 2) to: Terry J. Romine, ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary, Mary­land Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, Wil­liam Don­ald Schae­fer Tower, 6 St. Paul St., Bal­ti­more, MD 21202.

Rea­son­able ac­com­mo­da­tions will be made at Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion pro­ceed­ings for qual­i­fied per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, if re­quested five days in ad­vance of the pro­ceed­ing. Dial 410-767-8000 or 1-800-492-0474 or ac­cess the prior num­bers through the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 1-800-201-7165.

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