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With severe storms threatening to roll into the area Wednesday, weather forecasters are playing key roles at area utility companies.
Baltimore Gas and Electric's request for a rate hike would add 4 percent to electric bills and 4 percent to natural gas bills.
Baltimore Gas and Electric says customers recycled more than 400 room air conditioners through the company's recycling drop-off event last weekend.
Pepco and BGE are offering their customers free trees and advice on where to plant them.
In the scam, customers are told their bills are overdue and that they need a specific Visa card to pay them off.
Baltimore Gas and Electric says it will light its downtown headquarters with purple lights to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens' appearance in the NFL playoffs.
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Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen says the sky was vibrating almost between blue and green and bright white after a high voltage transmission line left 70,000 BGE customers in the dark Thursday night.
Pepco spokesman Marcus Beal says the utility company is pursuing a reliability improvement plan, which includes replacing older equipment, trimming trees and moving selected lines underground.
Baltimore Gas and Electric says it has deployed more than 40 utility workers to support its sister utility, PECO, with power restoration work in suburban Philadelphia.