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PSC nixes utilities' billing 24 hours after outage

Maryland utilities will no longer be able to charge customers for lost sales during the first 24 hours of a major power outage.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: PSC, public hearing

Comment sought on utility performance incentives

Virginia regulators are seeking public comment on how it should determine performance incentives for electric utilities.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: Virginia State Corporation Commission,

Utilities: 24-hour power restoration not realistic

Unless utilities fundamentally change how they distribute energy, they won't be able to restore power to all customers within 24 hours after a hurricane-like storm, officials told Maryland regulators on Thursday.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 03:29am EDT

Tags: PSC, derecho, Maryland Public Service Commission, power outages, Pepco, BGE,

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D.C. to investigate smart meters

The D.C. Public Service Commission reversed course Friday and decided it would investigate whether new smart meters that PEPCO is installing in the city are safe and whether customers should be allowed to opt-out.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 11:43am EDT

Tags: D.C. Public Service Commission, Pepco, Yvette Alexander, smart meters,

Hundreds of Va. Verizon customers face fourth day without service

Verizon is gradually restoring phone and Internet service to northern Virginia customers after road work damaged communication cables serving the area.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 07:19pm EDT

Tags: verizon, outages, traffic, Falls Church

Md. PSC considers hearings on utility bill adjustments

Maryland regulators say they will take another look at the bill stabilization adjustment, a monthly surcharge appearing on power bills.

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 06:19am EDT

Tags: Public Service Commission, Maryland, power outage, bill stabilization adjustment

Marylanders get chance to speak out on utility performance

The Maryland Public Service commission wants residents to weigh in on how well they think their electricity companies handled the massive power outages that occurred when the June 29 derecho left hundreds of thousands in the dark.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:23am EDT

Tags: derecho, power, Kate Ryan

Utility customers can defer smart meters

The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers can defer installation of so-called smart meters until the panel issues a permanent order on whether customers can opt out of the meters entirely.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 08:37pm EDT

Tags: smart meters, gas,

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