Make a Public Comment

Proceedings before the Commission often require input from the community in the form of written public comments or public comment hearings. The public can offer comments on open, docketed cases in various ways:

  • Submit Written Comments Electronically

If you are unable to attend a hearing, you may comment in writing. You may upload your written comments into our Public Comments electronic filing system, found here. After completing a quick, one-time registration, comments may be submitted (by case number) in a variety of formats including PDF, Word, Excel, etc. Photos may also be uploaded with comments.

OR

  • Submit Written Comments by Mail

Address your comments to:
Ms. Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
6 Saint Paul Street, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806

Please be sure to include the related case number with all comments. A copy of the written comments are recorded and maintained in the case correspondence file. Public comments submitted after May 16, 2019–whether filed electronically, mailed in or handed in at a hearing–will be archived in the Public Comments electronic filing system and can be searched by clicking here.

  • Speak at a Public Comment Hearing

Public comment hearings are typically held in the various geographical areas served by the utility or applicant involved in a proceeding. Hearings most often are for utility rate cases or applications to construct generating facilities or transmission lines (known as a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, or CPCN, proceeding).

Individuals who wish to comment at a public hearing may sign up to speak at the hearing and, in most cases, will have about three to five minutes, at the discretion of the presiding officer, 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 or YouTube channel.

Public Comment Hearings

Mattawoman Energy, LLC CPCN modifications to 859 MW facility in Prince George’s County, Case No. 9330held July 23, 2019 
Written comments deadline: August 14, 2019

Citizens UB Solar, LLC CPCN application for 9.75 MW solar facility, Case No. 9483Monday, August 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge (Carroll County)
Written comments deadline: August 20, 2019

Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. rate increase application, Case No. 9609Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Location: Cumberland Ramada – Downtown, Crown South Boardroom, 100 South George Street, Cumberland (Allegany County)
Written comments deadline: September 18, 2019

Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. rate increase application, Case No. 9609Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Location: Hagerstown Community College (Career Programs Building, Room 131), 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown (Washington County)
Written comments deadline: September 18, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company CPCN application for the Key Crossing Transmission Line Project, Case No. 9600Monday, Sept 9, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library (Brooklyn Branch), 300 E. Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore City
Written comments deadline: December 31, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company CPCN application for the Key Crossing Transmission Line Project, Case No. 9600Monday, Sept 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department (Banquet Hall), 7549 Solley Road, Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County)
Written comments deadline: December 31, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company CPCN application for the Key Crossing Transmission Line Project, Case No. 9600Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sollers Point Multipurpose Center (Multipurpose Room), 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk (Baltimore County)
Written comments deadline: December 31, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company rate increase application, Case No. 9610Thursday, Sept 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt (Auditorium), 6501 N. Charles Street, Towson (Baltimore County)
Written comments deadline: October 21, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company rate increase application, Case No. 9610Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Location: Maryland Public Service Commission, Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room, 16th Floor William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
Written comments deadline: October 21, 2019

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company rate increase application, Case No. 9610Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis, Baywood Meeting Room, 305 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis (Anne Arundel County)
Written comments deadline: October 21, 2019