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Morning Poll: Pepco’s Performance During Sandy

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 10:30am  ET

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) credited Pepco for the small number of outages in Montgomery County during Sandy’s impact on Monday and Tuesday.

The much criticized power company had said to prepare for tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of power outages, some that could last for a week after the storm.

Instead, all but a handful had power by Wednesday morning and the relatively low number of 7,000 customers were without power in the Bethesda area at the storm’s peak late Monday night.

Pepco’s performance has elicited high praise from residents and politicians alike. Others say that praise is only coming because Pepco has set a low reliability standard in the past.

How would you assess Pepco’s performance during Sandy?