OPC Releases New Report and County Specific Resource Guides for Utility Assistance

Energy SavingsThe Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (OPC), an independent state agency that advocates for the interests of residential utility customers, has released a county specific report on the characteristics of low-income households.

The report includes data on income, household demographics, housing stock, fuel use and energy burdens that can be used by county governments seeking to better target services and assist their residents:

The purpose of the Maryland Low-Income Market Characterization Study is to furnish data that can be used to understand the energy affordability issues faced by Maryland’s low-income population and to inform the design of existing and future programs.

OPC has also released its FY 2019 revisions to its county-specific resource guides for utility assistance.

The Resource Guides and Report are available on the OPC website at www.opc.maryland.gov. Hard copies may be obtained by request at DPL_Info@maryland.gov.

The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (OPC) is an independent state agency that advocates for the interests of residential utility customers.

For more information:

Energy Needs of Low-income Households in Maryland  (APPRISE 10/3/2018)

Community Agency Publications – Resource Guides

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