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Who We Are

OPC is the official advocate for Maryland residential utility consumers Maryland Code Title 2-Public Service Commission, Subtitle 2-201 et seq.

What We Do

OPC represents the interests of Maryland residential utility consumers of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications and private water services in state and federal regulatory and legislative proceedings. OPC also provides information and referrals to consumers and agencies, and direct assistance in limited situations.

Where We Do It

OPC represents the interests of Maryland residential utility consumers before administrative agencies, the court and the legislature:

Maryland Public Service Commission

 

Maryland and Federal Courts (appeals of regulatory decisions)

Maryland General Assembly

How We Do It

Legal Advocacy
Regulatory Cases (PSC, FERC, FCC, Courts)
Rulemakings (PSC, FERC, FCC)
Public Conferences (PSC)
Legislation (General Assembly, U.S. Congress)

Consumer Assistance

Inquiries and Referrals
Assistance (service and billing disputes; terminations to vulnerable customers)

Information and Resources

Agency inquiries and alerts
Resource Guides
Speakers