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§ 7-302. Inspection of gas or electric meters

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Consumer Relations (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-302
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-302
§ 7-302. Inspection of gas or electric meters
Request for inspection by consumer
(a)(1) By written request, a consumer may compel the Commission to inspect and test the consumer's electric meter or gas meter.
(2) The consumer is entitled to be present for the test.
Replacement of incorrect meters
(b)(1) The Commission shall set a percentage tolerance limit for the accuracy of an electric meter or gas meter.
(2) The Commission shall order a gas company or electric company to replace a meter at the company's expense if the meter is incorrect to the prejudice of the consumer by more than the percentage tolerance limit set by the Commission.
Fees
(c)(1) The Commission shall set a uniform reasonable fee for meter test services under this section.
(2)(i) If the test indicates that the meter is within the percentage tolerance limit set by the Commission under subsection (b)(1) of this section, the consumer shall pay the test fee.
(ii) If the test indicates that the meter is not within the percentage tolerance limit set by the Commission, the Commission shall refund the fee.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 117, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001.
Formerly Art. 78, §§ 51, 52.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-302, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-302
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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