ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Public Service Commission is saying a plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy will not cost ratepayers as much as some had feared.

The average homeowner’s electric bill would jump between 92 cents and $3 a month under Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind proposal, members of the PSC wrote in testimony to Maryland lawmakers.

READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At Canton Apartment Building

The Senate Finance Committee is set Tuesday to consider O’Malley’s plan that would mandate utilities sign on to 25-year contracts to purchase electricity generated by offshore wind turbines.

READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated

Lawmakers have raised concerns about estimates that Maryland homeowners could pay as much as $9 more each month under the proposal.

MORE NEWS: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)