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Utility companies prep for big storm

Transformers, voltage regulators, cable, wire and utility poles are among the materials that area electrical power companies are readying to confront any power outages caused by the anticipated winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 10:46pm EST

Tags: weather, dick uliano,

Local utility contractors lend hand in Michigan snowstorm

Dozens of local contractors experienced a white Christmas -- just not the kind they probably dreamed about.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:28am EST

Tags: michigan, Pepco,

Column: How to haggle and save big

If you can buy it, you can haggle over it and save. Consumer Reports offers some tips how to negotiate for services and big purchases.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 05:15am EDT

Tags: haggling, Consumer Reports, shopping, david burd, WTOP Saves You Money

Utilities prep for next round of storms

With severe storms threatening to roll into the area Wednesday, weather forecasters are playing key roles at area utility companies.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:08am EDT

Tags: power outages, Pepco, electricity, bge, Dominion, dick uliano

Md. House delays debate on offshore wind measure

The Maryland House of Delegates has postponed debate on amendments to an offshore wind measure that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 03:42pm EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, offshore wind,

Pepco's smart meter installation behind schedule

Pepco will not meet its target for the end of 2012 for completing installation of smart meters in Maryland.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 05:02am EST

Tags: Pepco,

How you can save on your electric bills

D.C. offers an app aimed at making the Public Service Commission more transparent. In Maryland, there's a website that lets you comparison shop for electric suppliers.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:43am EST

Tags: kate Ryan, energy, electricity rates, D.C. Public Service Commission, PointClickSwitch

Pepco, Dominion Power trying to keep the power on during storms

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.

Saturday - 11/10/2012, 03:00pm EST

Tags: Pepco, Dominion Power, bge, Sandy, Max Smith

Crews begin to repair damage after Sandy (VIDEO)

A video of Washington Gas crew members repairing damage after a giant tree fell on top of a home on Quebec Street NW in Washington D.C.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 02:30pm EDT

Tags: fallen tree, Hurricane Sandy, Washington Gas

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