September 6, 2018

Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearings for Washington Gas Rates and New Five-Year Gas System Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing in Montgomery County on the requests by Washington Gas Light Company to increase its rates by $56.3 million and implement a new five-year gas system infrastructure improvement plan (STRIDE), funded by ratepayers, at a cost of $394 million over five years. Washington Gas delivers natural gas to 484,000 customers in six Maryland jurisdictions including Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

The Montgomery County meeting will be held Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor Hearing Room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.

The rate request would result in a 10.7 percent increase on the average residential heating customer bill. The requested STRIDE surcharge is estimated to be about 37 cents per month for residential heating customers.

More information on the meeting or how to provide written comments is available here.