Workgroup Recommends Start Date For Transitioning Nearly 400,000 Customers To New Opt-out Municipal Aggregation (First In State)
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The Montgomery County (MD) Community Choice Pilot
Program Working Group filed a letter with the Maryland PSC concerning the timing of the transition of customers from their current service to a new pilot opt-out Community Choice
Aggregator (CCA) for Montgomery County, and the effect this might have on upcoming Standard Offer
Service (SOS) procurement and bidding.
The Working Group estimates that roughly 325,000
customers are eligible for the program in Montgomery County, including just under 14,000 BGE
customers, just under 35,000 Potomac Edison customers, and roughly 275,000 Pepco Customers.
The Working Group recommended to the Commission that transition
of residential and small commercial customers from their current service to the CCA occur no
earlier than October 1, 2024.
State law provides that the CCA may begin service no earlier than 2024
"The Working Group recognizes that the timing of this transition
may impact procurement cycles in the upcoming 2022 SOS Procurement Improvement Process
('PIP'). Therefore, the Working Group requests that the Commission docket for consideration
in Case No. 9056/9064, any impact the Community Choice Pilot may have on the SOS
Procurement Process and any changes that might be necessary to accommodate the Pilot
Program," the Working Group said