Related Internet Sites


ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the climate through energy efficiency.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

The EPA protects human health and the environment. EPA’s activities in Maryland are listed at the above link.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

The DOE aims to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA):

The EIA is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.

US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):

FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.

National Regulatory Research Institute:

The NRRI aims to be the place regulatory leaders turn to first for research and technical assistance on policy issues.

National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners:

NARUC serves the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation.

The Maryland Miss Utility Owner Contractor Information Exchange:

Miss Utility is a one-call notification center that notifies subscribing underground utility owners of your proposed excavation plans. They take calls for MD, DE, and DC. provides quick access to orders issued by regulatory commissions during 1995 – 2005, and technical reports issued by industry groups and regulatory agencies. The site also provides news stories of interest to the regulatory community.

Maryland Energy Assistance Program

MEAP provides assistance with home heating bills. Payments are made to your utility company on your behalf.

Power Plant Research Project

The Power Plant Research Program (PPRP) functions to ensure that Maryland meets its electricity demands at reasonable costs while protecting the State’s valuable natural resources. It provides a continuing program for evaluating electric generation issues and recommending responsible, long-term solutions.