Baltimore Utilities

Find Baltimore 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.

Budget Electric 3305 Esther Place Baltimore MD 21224 410-276-3037

Exelon 250 West Pratt Street Baltimore MD 21201 410-783-2800

Exelon 523 East Monument Street Baltimore MD 21202 410-864-0022

Gen On Energy Incorporation 10 East Baltimore Street Baltimore MD 21202 410-528-5305

Orion Power Holdings 7 East Redwood Street Baltimore MD 21202 410-234-2630

Point Click Switch 509 South Exeter Street Baltimore MD 21202 888-826-1316

Shoats Electric Corporation 2901 Druid Park Drive Baltimore MD 21215 410-523-2405

Trigen Baltimore Energy Corporation 1500 Leadenhall Street Baltimore MD 21230 410-244-0048

Veolia Energy 131 East Redwood Street Baltimore MD 21202 410-244-6290

About Baltimore Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, Maryland

In Maryland, Utilities are regulated by the Baltimore 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 Baltimore consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Baltimore Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Baltimore Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Baltimore electric power company. However, the electricity in the Baltimore electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Baltimore 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 Baltimore waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Baltimore 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.