A Maryland Public Service Commission judge has approved a settlement that could raise energy rates for Baltimore Gas and Electric customers.
WBAL-TV reports if the commission approves the new rates, electric bills for BGE customers will increase by 96 cents per month for electricity and roughly $3.40 for gas. Customers signed up for both gas and electric service will face hikes of more than $4 each month.
BGE says the hikes are necessary to ensure its infrastructure is operating safely and efficiently.
If approved, the rate hikes will go into effect on or after Dec. 15.