The Maryland Public Service Commission decided yesterday to allow a fuel adjustment rate increase for Baltimore Gas & Electric to go into effect Feb. 1.
Even though the rate goes into effect the commission will hold hearings on the matter and customers could receive a refund if the commission decides not to grant the full rate increase.
The rate increase, which primarily pays for replacement power for the troubled Calvert Cliffs nuclear power station, will add about $1.69 to the bill of a household using 900 kilowatts a month.
This is the seventh fuel adjustment increase BG&E has requested since mid-1989. The previous increases have added $6.59 a month to the residential bill for a customer who uses 900 kilowatts a month.
On Dec. 17, the commission granted a $77 million base rate increase to BG&E.