Dominion serves nearly 2.4 million homes and businesses statewide, including 800,000 customers in Northern Virginia.Dominion said incremental increases proposed for Sept. 1 and Jan. 1 will pay for operating costs, power plants in Buckingham and Wise counties and conservation programs. The increase also includes a 13.5 percent profit for the company and its investors.
Baltimore Gas and Electric raised rates 72 percent in 2006. The average bill for Pepco customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties increased 86 percent between June 2005 and June 2008, officials with the utility said. The increase was 65 percent for customers in the District. Maryland's average Pepco bill was $168 in January. Pepco is expected to seek a rate increase in the District later this month, but has no current plans to file for a rate increase in Maryland. (WashPost, 4/1/09)