Maryland Regulators Reject BGE’s Utility Microgrids; Raise Competition Issues

Maryland regulators made clear this week that utility microgrids won’t be a slam dunk in the restructured state.The Public Service Commission rejected a proposal by Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) to construct, operate and recover costs for two public purpose microgrids.In doing so, the commission focused on specific problems it had with … [Read more...]

Maryland Regulators Approve $95 Million for Energy Efficiency

Maryland regulators have approved $95 million for energy efficiency programs, a boost meant to help utilities more quickly meet an energy savings goal of 15 percent by 2015.The utilities are only about 50 percent of the way to the goal, with electricity savings of 2,729,390 MWh  and peak demand reductions of 1,097 MW through second quarter 2013, … [Read more...]