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Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.
BGE will cut down 31 trees, mostly along Main Street, in Hampstead. Town Manager Bradley Plante said at a town council meeting Tuesday that the utility is cutting down the trees so they don't fall on wires during storms.
Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.
After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.
The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.
Pepco customers who lost power in the wake of the June 29 derecho are much more critical of their utility's performance than customers of other major utilities who were left in the dark, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.
Baltimore Gas & Electric says it is seeking rate increases for electricity and natural gas distribution.
The prolonged power outages that many utility customers suffered through, following the June 29 derecho, have led to a call for heads to roll.
Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that swept across the state in late June.
BGE customers will see an average of $54 decrease for a year with the utility's standard electricity price that takes effect in June.
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