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PSC utility wraps up derecho hearings

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.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: derecho, michelle basch, PSC, Public Service Commission, Dominion, Pepco

Utility to cut down trees in Md. town

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.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 10:09pm EDT

Tags: Carroll County, trees,

Pepco customers demand PSC take action

Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: derecho, PSC, Pepco, Kate Ryan, Maryland Public Service Commission


WTOP Beltway Poll: Customers support buried power lines

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.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:20am EDT

Tags: derecho, wtop beltway poll, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, Dominion, darci marchese, Heart+Mind Strategies

WTOP Beltway Poll: Most satisfied with electric companies

The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, Pepco, darci marchese, wtop beltway poll

WTOP Beltway Poll: Pepco customers most dissatisfied

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.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 06:01am EDT

Tags: Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, Pepco, mitchell miller, wtop beltway poll

BGE seeking distribution rate increases

Baltimore Gas & Electric says it is seeking rate increases for electricity and natural gas distribution.

Sunday - 07/29/2012, 11:17am EDT

Tags: rate increase, power company

Petition demands firing of PSC members

The prolonged power outages that many utility customers suffered through, following the June 29 derecho, have led to a call for heads to roll.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:35am EDT

Tags: Pepco, power outage


2 Md. state senators urge big fines for Pepco, BGE

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.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:39pm EDT

Tags: Pepco, Brian Frosh, James Rosapepe

BGE standard electricity price to bring decrease

BGE customers will see an average of $54 decrease for a year with the utility's standard electricity price that takes effect in June.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Tags: Public Service Commission,

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