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Consumers in Maryland, from large industrial plants to residential households, have the ability to shop around for their electricity supply. Since 2000, over 500,000 households and almost 100,000 businesses in Maryland have taken advantage of energy choice.

How is Choose Energy different than Maryland Electric Choice?

Choose Energy enables you to compare electric suppliers just like Maryland Electric Choice, but our easy-to use online marketplace offers additional benefits. Compare and shop all in one place: With, you can compare plans, see the most up-to-date rates and securely switch all in one place. With Maryland Electric Choice, you can compare plans, but that’s about it.

Find the option that fits your lifestyle: Whether it’s saving money, or purchasing renewable energy, we make it easy to sort through your options.

Find unique rates you can’t find anywhere else: Thanks to our strong relationships with suppliers, we can even negotiate special rates for our customers.

Shop only the best plans: There could be hundreds of plans available to you, but how do you know if the rate displayed isn’t just a confusing teaser rate? We don’t show you tricky discount scams and we give our customers the opportunity to rate their experiences with suppliers, so you can shop smart.

Get the support you need: We provide ongoing support and will even notify you when your plan is about to expire so you can avoid price increases and shop again.

What is energy choice? If you look at your energy bill, you’ll see that it is made up of two main parts: distribution charges and generation, or supply, charges. Your local utility is in charge of delivering your electricity through the power lines into your home; these are the distribution and generation charges. You generally have little control over this part of your bill, however, you do have control over the supply portion of your bill. This charge is usually shown as the price per kilowatt-hour and you have many options for which supplier and plan works for you. What is the Maryland Public Service Commission? The Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) facilitates your competitive energy supplier choices by authorizing licenses for electricity suppliers and hosting Maryland Electric Choice, a tool that consumers can use to compare electric options.

Maryland customer who have already switched

So our family just re-located from western MD where we had green power. Excited to find a supplier that is cheaper than our default supplier AND 100% green!

Tormod, Baltimore, MD

Great price and green energy!

Susan, Towson, MD

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