• 3 D.C. Council members oppose Pepco-Exelon merger

    WASHINGTON — Some D.C. Council members oppose a deal that would allow a Chicago-based company to purchase local utility provider, Pepco. In a letter to District regulators, D.C. Council members Mary Cheh, Charles Allen and…

  • Officials cite concerns over possible Pepco-Exelon merger

    WASHINGTON — Pepco and Chicago-based Exelon want to merge. On Tuesday, Pepco released a statement saying the two utilities have reached a settlement with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties that would benefit customers. Industry observers…

  • Pepco clears outage that affected 1,200 customers

    WASHINGTON — Pepco restored power to about 1,200 customers after they woke up without power on this cold Wednesday morning. Pepco reported about 1,000 customers without service near Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast and about another 200…

  • Melting snow, road salt lead to smoking manholes in D.C.

    WASHINGTON – Smoking manholes got the attention of some people in the District Sunday. Pepco spokesman Matt Likovich says the smoking that was seen was most likely caused by salt put down by road crews.…

  • About 200 remain without power in D.C.

    UPDATE — 1:00 a.m. 2/23/2015 About 250 Pepco customers are still without power, mostly in the District. Previous: WASHINGTON — The winter weather is still causing problems for Pepco. More than 3,500 Pepco customers are without…

  • Power slowly restored to customers after high winds

    WASHINGTON — UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15: Many in the WTOP listening area were without power Sunday morning due to frigid winter weather and gusts of wind. About 850 Dominion Virginia Power customers are without power in the…

  • Olney condo residents struggle without heat

    Editor’s Note: A plumbing contractor has made temporary repairs at Camelback Village. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, residents were able to turn the heat back on. WASHINGTON — They’re working to restore it, but for…

  • Lincoln Memorial in the dark after power outage

    UPDATE: The power was restored around 12:30 p.m. FINAL: Utility Problem. National Mall Area, NW, Wash., DC. Power has reportedly been restored to the area. — MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) December 22, 2014 EARLIER: WASHINGTON —…

  • Pepco gears up for winter

    It can get cold and dark during the winter, but the interior of your home shouldn\’t be like that. And the area\’s utilities say they\’re gearing up to get ready for whatever winter dishes out.

  • Power getting restored to D.C. area

    Thousands of people were without power after strong storms ripped through the Washington area Saturday night.

  • When the bough breaks, who takes care of it?

    It\’s John Thomas\’ job to pay attention to trees, especially during storms.

  • PSC approves small portion of Pepco rate increase request

    The Maryland Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a small portion of Pepco’s most recent rate increase request.

  • Prep now for dangerous summer storms

    Now is the time to prepare for potentially dangerous summer storms and review what to do.

  • Pepco worker shocked while restoring power

    A Pepco worker who was shocked and seriously burned while restoring electricity in Rockville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says.

  • Hearings set for public comment on Pepco rate hike

    Maryland\’s Public Service Commission will hold hearings in Rockville and College Park.