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Pepco is seeking another rate increase just one month after Maryland regulators approved another increase to customers' bills.
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.
Superstorm Sandy caused massive power outages in the D.C. area. WTOP has been updating the latest outage numbers throughout the storm.
Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.
Thousands of residents in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are without power now that heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy has moved into the area.
A storm of heavy rain and wind may knock out electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in the D.C. region.
Pepco is offering two free trees to customers in an effort to help residents conserve energy and reduce electricity bills.
A Pepco crew is being credited with putting out a fire in a home where a toddler was inside alone.
Pepco and its union say they have reached a tentative contract agreement that will likely avert a strike.
Pepco and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union have reached a tentative contract agreement.