Maryland deregulated energy is now available to all energy consumers. If you are new to the area or you aren’t very familiar with how deregulated energy works, the following should help to familiarize you with this innovative and amazing initiative aimed at improving energy services and saving consumers money. Maryland deregulated energy began in 1999. Prior to that time, energy consumers were forced to deal with the local utility provider. It didn’t take long for watchdog groups and lawmakers to become aware that the utilities were forming a monopoly, allowing them to charge whatever they wanted. This led to the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Maryland Deregulated Energy Bill and history was made.