Stream Energy expands into Maryland electricity market

Stream Energy will begin accepting residential customers' requests by late March for service in both the Pepco service area in central Maryland and the BGE service territory

Dallas, March 7, 2011 — Stream Energy is initiating operations in the Maryland electricity market, its fourth market in an ambitious expansion plan. The announcement comes roughly four months after Stream Energy entered the Pennsylvania electric market.

"Our wholly-owned marketing arm, Ignite, provides one-to-one education for consumers and has helped hundreds of thousands of Texans, Pennsylvanians and Georgians find answers to their questions about deregulation from the people they know and trust."

Stream Energy will begin accepting residential customers' requests by late March for service in both the Pepco service area in central Maryland and the BGE service territory in the Baltimore market and surrounding 10 counties.

"We believe Maryland residents will appreciate our competitive rates and our business model of direct sales to customers," said Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder. "Our wholly-owned marketing arm, Ignite, provides one-to-one education for consumers and has helped hundreds of thousands of Texans, Pennsylvanians and Georgians find answers to their questions about deregulation from the people they know and trust."

Stream Energy and Ignite now claim annual revenues exceeding $900 million, marketing electricity in Texas, electricity in Pennsylvania and natural gas in Georgia. Stream Energy has won several Awards of Excellence from the prestigious Platts Global Energy Awards, while Ignite is ranked among the top Direct Selling Companies in the World.

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