Columbia Electric Rates.

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Electric in Columbia, Maryland

Columbia is located 20 miles southwest of Baltimore in Howard County. With just over 100,000 residents, comparing Columbia electric suppliers can help you and your neighbors find a low rate and reduce energy expenses. At, we simplify your supplier search so you can save on your next bill.

Get to Know Your Columbia Electric Supply

Columbia electric supply relies on two parties — a utility and a supplier. The utility in Columbia is Baltimore Gas and Electric, and they maintain power lines and respond to outages in your area.

Your supplier is up to you thanks to the deregulated energy market in Maryland. In this market type, shopping for a supplier drives competition. The energy purchased from the supplier is then distributed by the utility. They set their energy rates based on current market conditions and supply and demand, and consumers like you get to choose the supplier that works through your utility.

With the market continually changing, rates fluctuate all the time. Switching suppliers can help you save on your utility bill. Knowing which supplier is right for you is where can help. We make it easy to shop for a new rate.

Find out when your current contract ends to bypass early termination fees, and you’ll be ready to start your supplier search. You should also identify the rate type you want. Fixed rates are consistent throughout your service, and variable rates change as the energy market does.

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Find a New Columbia Electric Company at

Everyone wants to save on their energy bill. When you run a big commercial operation, those savings are more important than ever. Your company relies on large amounts of electricity, and lowering your rate can make a significant difference in your expenses. At, we make the rate search simple.

With our reverse energy auctions, you can watch your rate drop with a group of suppliers bidding for your business. They know you want a low rate, so they’ll submit lower and lower bids, aiming to win you over.

When you start a custom quote for your reverse auction, we’ll request:

  • A service start date
  • Your preferred rate type
  • A list of accounts or a recent bill copy
  • Your contact information

On the day of your auction, you can log into your account and watch the auction live. When it closes, you’ll work with your energy advisor at to look at your options and find the best supplier for your usage.

What Does Electric Usually Cost in Columbia, Maryland?

Your electricity costs will vary depending on your usage, but your rate will make a difference in what you pay. If you’re a Columbia resident or small business owner, you might want to compare market rates before choosing a supplier.

Shop our current rates in Columbia, MD. Find a supply company with a low rate and enroll right from our site.

Simplified Ways to Switch.

No matter how you choose to switch, we’ve got options.

Switch Online

Easily enroll your electric or gas online with our portal.


Chat with Our Experts

Our energy advisors are ready to discuss your options, 800-225-3813.


Schedule Your Auction

Watch LIVE as suppliers bid on your energy with our reverse auctions.