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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: wtop beltway poll, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, Dominion, darci marchese, bge, 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: bge, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, 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: bge, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, mitchell miller, wtop beltway poll

Port City Brewing releases Derecho Common beer

A local brewery that lost power during the derecho is getting sweet revenge on Mother Nature with a new brew that the storm almost ruined.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 09:37pm EDT

Tags: beer, Port City Brewing Company, growler, michelle basch

District of Columbia to get storm disaster aid

The District of Columbia is receiving federal disaster aid for its recovery efforts after a June 29 storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 06:43am EDT

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Pepco tried different strategies with derecho

Pepco says it tried new strategies as the June 29 derecho struck Maryland, according to a post-storm assessment the utility filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission Monday.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: kate Ryan, Pepco, Maryland Public Service Commission

O'Malley calls for study on burying power lines

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order that calls for a study into improving infrastructure and burying power lines. It comes less than a month after a devastating derecho and a week after regulators gave Pepco the approval necessary to raise electric rates.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Martin OMalley, Pepco, kate Ryan

Bethesda family says derecho still dominates life

It's been nearly a month since a violent storm ripped through the region, one Bethesda family is still recovering.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 06:21am EDT

Tags: kate Ryan, Bethesda, Pepco

Public comment hearings scheduled for derecho power outages

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold eight hearings where the public can approach power companies with comments related to the recent derecho.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 03:22am EDT

Tags: Maryland Public Service Commission, public comment, hearing,

FCC seeks public help with 911 outage investigation

David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the FCC, told the commissions on Thursday that the investigation will also look at ways to improve the system like texting and the next generation of 911 service.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:57pm EDT

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