Public Comment Hearings

Proceedings before the Commission often require input from the community in the form of evening or weekend 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 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.

If you are unable to attend the hearings, you may instead comment in writing. Please send written comments to:
Terry J. Romine, 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

Transource Maryland, LLC, CPCN application for Independence Energy Connection Project, Case No. 9471Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Location:
Smithsburg High School Auditorium, 66 North Main Street, Smithsburg (Washington County)
Written comment deadline: May 29, 2019

Bluegrass Solar, LLC CPCN application for an 80 MW solar facility in Queen Anne’s County, Case No. 9496Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Church Hill Elementary School, 631 Main Street, Church Hill (Queen Anne’s County)
Written comment deadline: June 19, 2019