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§ 7-506. Distribution services

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: July 1, 2014

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 5. Electric Industry Restructuring (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Electric Industry Restructuring Enabled (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2014
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-506
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-506
§ 7-506. Distribution services
Distribution services in the territory
(a) The electric company in a distribution territory shall provide and be responsible for distribution services in the territory.
Comparable rates, terms of access, and conditions
(b) The electric company shall provide distribution services in its distribution territory to all customers and electricity suppliers on rates, terms of access, and conditions that are comparable to the electric company's own use of its distribution system.
Reliability of distribution system
(c) Each electric company shall maintain the reliability of its distribution system in accordance with § 7-213 of this title and applicable orders, tariffs, and regulations of the Commission.
Connection of customers and delivery or electricity
(d) The electric company shall connect customers and deliver electricity on behalf of electricity suppliers consistent with the provisions of this division.
Standard offer services
(e) The electric company shall provide standard offer service under § 7-510(c) of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 3, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 4, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 52, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2014, c. 581, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-506, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-506
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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