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.
Dozens of local contractors experienced a white Christmas — just not the kind they probably dreamed about.
With severe storms threatening to roll into the area Wednesday, weather forecasters are playing key roles at area utility companies.
Pepco will not meet its target for the end of 2012
completing installation of smart meters in
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
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.
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.
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.
Verizon is gradually restoring phone and
Internet service to northern Virginia customers
after road work damaged communication cables
serving the area.
Maryland regulators say they will take another
look at the bill stabilization adjustment, a
monthly surcharge appearing on power bills.
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