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AARP Maryland Continues Fight Against Utility Surcharges

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AARP Maryland continues to fight utility surcharges, which—compared with the traditional rate-setting process—are subject to less regulatory review.

Surcharges pay for improvements to the utility’s equipment and are collected before the upgrades are made.

“Surcharges put customers at financial risk, requiring them to pay in advance for improved service with no guarantee those improvements will be made,” said Hank Greenberg, AARP state director.

“Meanwhile, utility companies have earned profits over many years without reinvesting enough in maintaining infrastructure.”

AARP Maryland has been speaking out against utility surcharges for several years and continues to do so during the current legislative session. Learn more at AARP Maryland.

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