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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.
Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay its decision on a 4 percent rate hike, The Washington Post reports. The panel scheduled to vote on the increase this Friday.
Since the derecho knocked out power to over a million customers in Washington region, there have been more calls to bury power lines. Now a fed up Pepco customer has started a petition.
The head of Maryland's Public Service Commission said Thursday that all of Maryland's major electrical utilities will have to file reports on how they managed power restoration in the aftermath of the strong storm that tore through Maryland late last week, knocking out power to more than 1 million Maryland customers.
As the region's extreme heat is expected to continue into the weekend, a utility is urging its customers to conserve electricity.
A Maryland lawmaker is asking the state's Public Service Commission to consider pushing for underground power lines in the wake of Friday's storm that crippled the Washington region.
As many as 80 residents in Prince George's County, whose homes were damaged in Friday night's storm, have been forced into shelter at Bladensburg High School.
Montgomery County Council president Roger Berliner says he will rework a tree trimming bill that initially targeted Pepco after a county attorney said it would only work if the new rules applied to everyone.
At a public hearing Tuesday night before County Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, several residents complained about the way Pepco trims and cuts down trees.
The coffin-carrying funeral march in D.C. Monday included a jazz band and protesters decked out in Mardi Gras garb.
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