Potomac Edison files base rate case with the Public Service Commission of Maryland
Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently filed a base rate case with the Public Service Commission of Maryland (PSC) that includes several new initiatives aimed at improving service reliability.
The case is the first base rate case Potomac Edison has filed in Maryland in approximately 25 years.
The programs include installing more automated distribution equipment, replacing additional aging underground electric cable and trimming trees more frequently.
“Using good management and thoughtful planning over the years, we have enhanced service reliability for our customers while holding the line on rates,” James A. Sears, Jr., FirstEnergy’s president of Maryland Operations, said. “We are committed to sustaining these efforts by offering new programs to trim trees more often and install smarter equipment on our lines and in our substations that can help continue to reduce the size, length, and frequency of outages.”
If the PSC approves the proposed plan, monthly bills for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will increase by approximately $6.00 per month or about six percent from $105 to $111.Potomac Edison expects that the new rates will go into effect in the first quarter of 2019.
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