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New Pepco surcharge is first for Maryland

Monday - 7/22/2013, 6:32am  ET

Pepco's new surcharge of about 6 cents per month for customers is a first in Maryland utility policy, The Gazette reported.

Maryland’s Public Service Commission broke with years of precedent last Friday when it approved letting the utility charge customers $24 million for extra infrastructure work, in advance, by way of a grid resiliency charge.

Pepco’s surcharge will be levied on top of what customers already pay and, according to the company, will be spent to upgrade 24 feeders.

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