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  • Pepco tree trimming puts area neighborhoods on edge

    After this week’s severe storms, Pepco says it had about 15,000 customers without power, and almost all the outages were weather-related because of fallen limbs and trees.

  • Delaware officials set to consider Exelon-Pepco deal

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware regulators are set to consider the proposed $6.8 billion acquisition of Delmarva Power and Light Co.’s parent company by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. The state Public Service Commission was scheduled to…

  • Maryland Public Service Commission votes in favor of Pepco-Exelon merger

    WASHINGTON — The Pepco-Exelon merger is one step closer to being approved. The Maryland Public Service commission ruled in a 3 to 2 vote Friday to let it go through. There are some conditions, including…

  • City leaders rally to oppose Pepco-Exelon merger

    WASHINGTON — New voices are joining the debate over a proposed power company merger and whether it would mean better or worse conditions for people now served by Pepco. Twenty-two of the District’s 40 Advisory…

  • More than 800 Pepco customers without power

    WASHINGTON — Pepco is still working to get electricity restored to more than 890 customers after an underground cable was cut in the 3300 block of 18th Street. Crews expected to have the power restored by…

  • Maryland homeowner says Pepco held her back from going solar

    WASHINGTON — After a nearly yearlong back-and-forth with Pepco, a Maryland homeowner is asking the utility and its regulators to make it easier to switch to solar energy. A few months after moving to her Gaithersburg,…

  • After Tuesday’s outage, how rickety is the area’s power grid?

    WASHINGTON – Tuesday’s power outage – one that briefly registered at the White House before backup power kicked in but left some federal buildings and area schools in the dark for hours – brings home…

  • Power outages reported in D.C., Md.

    WASHINGTON — WTOP is receiving reports of power outages along the National Mall, in downtown D.C. and in College Park. Pepco is reporting scattered outages throughout downtown D.C. and the University of Maryland’s President Wallace…

  • 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…