Baltimore's electric rates are going up 72% in July. Hello, deregulation.
It's going to be very expensive to run our six window air conditioners this summer.
EDIT: It turns out that BGE and the Public Utility Commission decided to phase in the increase over several years. Everyone will still owe the increased rates, however, and the amount you haven't paid yet will accrue 5% interest. So when the phase-in is complete, people will be paying the higher rates PLUS any additional increases PLUS the deferred amount PLUS interest on the deferred amount. So very benevolent of them. (If you request to, you can pay the whole increase right away.)
I can whine all I want, of course, but it's really going to hit those who are on the edge of poverty, for whom the electric bill is already a significant chunk of their expenses.