The Maryland Senate on Friday, by a 30 to 15 vote, passed a measure to help develop a wind project off the coast of Ocean City by requiring electricity suppliers to buy offshore renewable energy credits.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has been pushing the legislation for the past two years.
The House of Delegates has already passed the bill, but will now have to sign off on several small changes made by the Senate before it heads to Gov. O’Malley for his signature.
The bill, once signed, would increase monthly electricity bills for ratepayers by an estimated $1.50 a month. Commercial ratepayers could see increases of up to 1.5 percent.
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