Maryland Energy Choice
How to Choose Your Electricity Supplier
Step 1. Start by downloading the Electricity Supplier list found below.
List of electricity suppliers licensed by the Public Service Commission (PSC). When you call them, be sure to get answers to the following questions:
- What is my exact price per kilowatt-hour for electricity?
- Are there any other fees I will be charged that are not included in this price?
- What are the terms and conditions of the agreement?
- What information do I have to provide for you to enroll me?
- What are the cancellation terms?
- Are there fees if I cancel my agreement before it is up?
- What is the length of the agreement, and what happens once it is over?
- Are there restrictions on the amount of electricity I can use? If so, what are they and when am I restricted?
- How is the electricity generated (from what sources)?
- What is the environmental impact of the electricity you generate?
Step 2. Compare Prices.
The PSC requires Delmarva Power, and every Electric Distribution Company (EDC) to provide “SOS Pricing Information” for use by Maryland consumers to compare Delmarva Power’s prices with the prices of other suppliers and select the best value.
Step 3. Calculate Your Savings.
To calculate your potential annual savings, determine the difference between Delmarva Power's "Weighted Average Price of SOS electricity beginning June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 ” and the price of other Electric Generation Suppliers participating in the Energy Choice Program by subtracting one from the other. If the supplier’s price is less than Delmarva Power’s, you’ll save money. Multiply that difference by your average monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage to determine your average monthly and annual savings.
Step 4. Consider Environmental Factors.
You may be able to buy cleaner power and possibly help protect the environment. By law, all electricity suppliers must tell you how they generate their electricity (nuclear, natural gas, oil, solar, etc.), what types of air emissions they produce and their energy efficiency.
Step 5. Make Your Choice.
If you choose a new supplier, making the change is easy. Return the signed, completed agreement to the supplier you have selected. It is then up to your new supplier and Delmarva Power to make the switch.
If you have completed your assessment and have decided to stay with Delmarva Power as your Electric Generation Supplier, then your work is done. You need not complete or return the enrollment form.