Other Programs to Help
Utility Service Protection ProgramThe Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) is designed to protect low-income families from utility turn-offs during the heating season. All MEAP eligible customers may participate in USPP. Participation also requires a year-round even monthly budget billing. Failure to make consecutive payments may result in removal from USPP.
Budget Billing is a mechanism that utility companies provide to help manage electric bills. Budget billings helps spread out year annual utility bills into even monthly payments. Please check with your Utility Company on eligibility requirement and budget billing policy. You may contact your Utility provider at the number listed on your bill or log on to the PSC website for listing of utility companies contact information at www.psc.state.md.us.
EmPOWER Maryland LIEEPThe EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP), administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) helps low income households with installation of energy conservation materials in their homes at no charge. These improvements will both reduce a household’s energy use and lower the monthly utility bills, and will also make occupants more comfortable and may improve the air quality and overall health of the family. Visit EmPOWER Maryland LIEEP: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Residents/Pages/lieep/default.aspx
Baltimore Gas and ElectricBGE has a number of programs that provide credits to your bill.
|PROGRAM||LEVEL OF ASSISTANCE|
|PeakRewards Electric Water Heater Program||Up to $50 in BGE bill credits|
|PeakRewards Air Conditioning Program||Up to $200 in BGE bill credits|
|Time of Use Meter||Up to 9% per year savings|