Maryland deregulated its energy market in 1999. Since then, residents of the state have been able to choose their own energy provider. The energy provider is the company that supplies the energy that powers your home. You can use the Choose Energy marketplace to shop for providers. Some of the most popular options in Frederick include Public Power and Constellation, with rates starting as low as 7.49 cents per kWh.
Though you can choose your own energy provider Frederick, you can’t choose your own utility company. Instead, it’s based on your location. Potomac Edison is the utility company that serves Frederick residents. Potomac Edison will deliver the energy that your provider supplies. They’ll also maintain the energy infrastructure and respond to any power outages. In the event of a power outage, you should contact Potomac Edison, not your energy provider.
Types of rates and plans in Frederick
When you sign up for an energy plan in Frederick, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between several different types of plans. Below is more information about each plan so you can choose the best plan for you:
- Fixed-rate plan: A fixed-rate electricity plan is one that allows you to lock your rate in for the length of your contract, usually 12, 24, or 36 months. During that time, you aren’t vulnerable to price fluctuations due to changes in the energy market.
- Variable-rate plan: Unlike a fixed-rate plan, a variable-rate plan doesn’t have a contract and doesn’t allow you to lock in your rate. Instead, your rate each month is based on the current energy market, and it could change from one month to the next.
- No-deposit plan: Depending on your credit score, you may be required to pay a deposit for your energy plan. No-deposit plans allow you to avoid the deposit and the credit check. A prepaid plan is a type of no-deposit plan where you pay for your electricity upfront.
Enter your ZIP code above to discover the types of plans currently available in Frederick.
Frederick green energy
When you sign up for your electricity plan in Frederick, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a green energy plan powered by wind energy or solar energy. While Maryland isn’t among the top states for green energy generation, it’s still readily available to consumers. For example, Frederick residents can purchase a 24-month fixed-rate green energy plan that’s powered entirely by green energy, allowing homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint without paying significantly more for electricity.
Green energy plans are currently available in Frederick for as low as 8.29 cents per kWh. To check current Frederick green energy rates, enter your ZIP code above.
Frederick energy for business
It’s not just individuals who enjoy the perks of Maryland’s deregulated energy market. Businesses can also shop around for their own electricity plans. If you’re a business owner, visit our business energy page to learn more and build a customized commercial energy plan.
Frederick electric rates in my area
Electricity rates vary depending on your location, and the rate you pay in Frederick could be different from what someone else pays in another part of Maryland. When you’re shopping for electricity, it’s important to shop specifically for your area so you find accurate rates. The easiest way to get started is to enter your ZIP code above, and we’ll show you Frederick electricity rates and plans currently available near you.