Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of First Energy, which is a large energy company which serves over 6 million people from western Ohio to the Atlantic coast. Potomac Edison serves over a 250,000 in western Maryland, primarily in Allegheny County, Frederick County and Washington County. It also serves parts of Howard County, Montgomery County and Carroll County.
The MD electric choice program, which came about as a result of electric deregulation in MD in the late 1990s, made it possible for alternative MD electric suppliers to compete in the same territory as Potomac Edison. Today there are nearly 100 licensed alternative electric suppliers serving western Maryland. Here are the advantages these suppliers offer consumers:
Many Potomac Edison customers also appreciate that switching is hassle-free. That's because once a consumer has compared MD electric rates and other options across various MD electric suppliers, it's just a matter of having the new supplier inform Potomac Edison. The switch is seamless and there are no service disruptions.