Your energy service is divided into two parts; supply, the cost of the gas and/or electricity, and delivery, transportation of the energy.
Delivery is a regulated service—that means you have one company (BGE) that will deliver your gas and/or electricity. Since BGE delivers to all of the central Maryland service area, its costs and policies are regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).
However, the supply is not a regulated service. Energy suppliers that are licensed by the Maryland Public Service Commission and registered with BGE can compete for your business. This gives you the choice of energy supplier—and even shop for the best energy rates and terms—if you wish.