Public Comment Hearings

Proceedings before the Commission often require input from the community in the form of evening public comment hearings.  These hearings are typically held in the various geographical areas served by the utility or applicant involved in a proceeding.

Individuals who wish to comment at a public hearing may sign up to speak and, in most cases, will have about five minutes to make their comments. Because these hearings involve an ongoing legal proceeding, the Commission cannot discuss the merits of or possible decisions in a particular case. Hearings will conclude after the last speaker is heard.

Please note that members of the media may be present during these hearings, and as such, comments made by speakers may be broadcast or printed by various news outlets. These hearings are not streamed on the Commission’s website.

If you are unable to attend the hearings, you may instead comment in writing. Please send written comments to:
David J. Collins, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806

Please be sure to include the related case number with all comments. The Commission does not respond to written comments. However, a copy of  the written comments are recorded and maintained in the correspondence file.

Upcoming Public Comment Hearings

*Thurs, Oct 19, 2017 at 6pm, Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP CPCN modifications, Case No. 9318. *Hearing is for those individuals who signed up to speak at the Oct. 2 hearing, but were not called on due to time constraints, and those unable to attend the Oct. 2 hearing.
Mill Creek Middle School Cafetorium, 12200 Southern Connector Boulevard, Lusby (Calvert County), Maryland.

Weds, Oct. 25, 2017 at 7pm, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. rate application, Case No. 9456.
Location: SMECO Headquarters, 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville (Charles County), Maryland.

Weds, Nov. 1, 2017 at 7pm, Chesapeake Solar, LLC CPCN application, Case No. 9451.
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Elkton, 1570 Elkton Road, Elkton (Cecil County), Maryland.

Weds, Nov. 1, 2017 at 6:30pm, Jones Farm Lane Solar, LLC CPCN application, Case No. 9436.
Location: Sudlersville Elementary School, 300 S. Church Street, Sudlersville (Queen Anne’s County), Maryland.