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Utilities give customers payment options before summer heat

Tuesday - 5/24/2011, 4:14am  ET

Kate Ryan, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - You don't have to let this summer's energy bills become a mountain of debt. Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric have programs designed to help customers out, even if you've never had a previous problem paying your bills.

BGE is notifying customers they have until May 31 to apply for a special energy assistance program through the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP).

Pepco says you can call them to make arrangements in order to meet your obligations.

Both utilities also have information on how to keep energy costs low and urge customers to call before the bills add up.

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