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Maryland PSC to hear Potomac Edison billing complaint

FREDERICK — The Maryland Public Service Commission says it will hear a complaint that Potomac Edison is overbilling some western Maryland electricity customers by failing to read their meters as often as required.

The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that the regulatory board has tentatively scheduled a hearing for June 20.

The complaint was filed May 19 by the Sugarloaf Conservancy. The citizens group claims the company has read its members’ electric meters an average of four times in the past 13 months. The group says the company is required to read the meters every other month.

The conservancy says the practice results in usage estimates that exceed the amount of electricity consumed.

A Potomac Edison spokesman says the company will respond to the complaint during the PSC meeting.