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Demand Charge


A chage designed to recovered costs associated with operating and maintaining a utility company generating, transmission, and distribution systems.  This charge is assessed even if the customer does [..]
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Demand


Measurement of the rate at which customers are using electricity at any given moment or averaged over a specific period of time.
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Delivery Charge The fee for delivery of electricity or natural gas to a customer’s location via the local distribution company’s system of transmission lines or pipes and facilities.
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Customer of Record


The person receiving energy or water service from a utility for use on the premises. The name of the person in whose name the account is maintained; and who is legally responsible under contract law [..]
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Customer Choice


The ability of electricity and natural gas customers to choose an energy supplier other than the regulated utility. The energy supplier must have a license from the Public Service Commission to serve [..]
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Cramming


Charges a telephone company bills customers for products or services that the customer never ordered and/or may not have received.
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Co-Occupants


Two or more adults who occupy the same dwelling unit as their primary domicile, or legal residence within Maryland. 
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Complaint


A consumer’s appeal authorized by regulation to the Maryland Public Service Commission under COMAR 20.32 from determinations by the MdPSC’s Office of External Relations.
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Competitive Transition Charge


A charge on customer’s bills by the utility for the costs of changing their business from a generation and distribution company to a distribution company only, to recover infrastructure costs that o [..]
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Competitive Local Exchange Carrier-CLEC


A telephone company that competes with the historic established (incumbent) local telephone company to provide local telephone service.
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