Communications & Media Relations

The PSC’s Communications Office manages all public information pertaining to the Commission and its proceedings through press releases, media relations, Twitter (@MarylandPSC), Facebook and community presentations. Consumers who have complaints should direct those communications to the Office of External Relations here.

Press Releases
Click here for recent and archived press releases.

Information for Media
Members of the media should contact the Communications Office for information pertaining to the Commission’s regulatory process, background and clarifying information related to orders, and other general information. The quasi-judicial nature of the agency precludes comments on matters currently before the Commission; however, questions pertaining to statutory deadlines for case decisions, procedures, and background can be satisfied. All press inquiries should be directed to:

Tori Leonard, Communications Director
tori.leonard@maryland.gov
410-767-8054 or 443-680-1619 (cell)

PIA requests should be directed, in writing by standard mail, to the Commission’s Executive Secretary as follows:
David J. Collins, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
16th Floor
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Hearing Room Proceedings
The Commission cases are heard in its 16th Floor Hearing Room. These proceedings are open to the public; however, only parties involved in the cases are allowed to participate. Members of the media may attend and video/photography is permitted, with certain restrictions pertaining to areas of the room that can be accessed without interrupting the proceedings. It is advised that members of the press arrive at least 15 minutes before a scheduled proceeding to set up equipment unobtrusively.

Proceedings are also live-streamed from the hearing room, and the public is invited to watch online. Current and archived proceedings can be accessed from this page.

Transcripts
Requests for transcripts should be directed to the court reporter used by the Commission:

CRC Salomon
9515 Deereco Road, Ste. 200
Timonium, MD  21093
410-821-4888 fax 410-821-4889 toll free 888-821-4888

Please reference the Case Number for all inquiries, along with the particular dates of the proceedings for which you would like transcripts. The company does charge a fee. Transcripts may be read in the Commission’s docket room for free; however, a nominal fee is charged to make copies.

Speaking Requests
Organizations, community groups, and other agencies that wish to learn more about the Commission or a particular subject area regulated by the Commission may request a speaker. If possible, please make your requests at least one month in advance. There is no guarantee that we will be able to fulfill each request, but we will make every reasonable effort to attend.  Please include the information below in your request:

  • Name of organization/group
  • Date and Time
  • Location
  • Nature of the event (e.g., Community Meeting, Symposium, Conference)
  • Audience (e.g., General Public, Industry, Government)
  • Contact Information (include names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers)
  • Topic (background on the PSC, subject-matter expert, specific areas of regulation)
  • Allotted Speaking Time