Frederick Utilities

Find Frederick Maryland utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Matrix Energy Services, Inc. 9099 Ridgefield Drive Frederick MD 21701 240-629-8476

Provident Electric 6320 Quinn Road Frederick MD 21701 301-620-2227

Washington Gas Co 1800 North Market Street Frederick MD 21701 301-662-2151

About Frederick Utilities

Frederick Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Frederick, MD. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Frederick Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Frederick.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Frederick Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Frederick, Maryland may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Frederick Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Frederick, Maryland

In Maryland, Utilities are regulated by the Frederick County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Frederick consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Frederick Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Frederick Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Frederick Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Frederick County, MD. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Frederick electric power company. However, the electricity in the Frederick electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Frederick provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Frederick Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Frederick County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Frederick Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.