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WTOP Beltway Poll: Most satisfied with electric companies

The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: BGE, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, darci marchese, wtop beltway poll

WTOP Beltway Poll: Pepco customers most dissatisfied

Pepco customers who lost power in the wake of the June 29 derecho are much more critical of their utility's performance than customers of other major utilities who were left in the dark, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 06:01am EDT

Tags: BGE, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, mitchell miller, wtop beltway poll

Fallen tree knocks out power in MoCo

A large tree has fallen in Montgomery County tonight, causing about 1,300 new outages.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 10:10pm EDT

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Pepco asking customers to conserve energy Friday

Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy as high temperatures descend on the Washington area.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:22pm EDT

Tags: National Weather Service

Pepco tried different strategies with derecho

Pepco says it tried new strategies as the June 29 derecho struck Maryland, according to a post-storm assessment the utility filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission Monday.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, derecho, Maryland Public Service Commission

O'Malley calls for study on burying power lines

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order that calls for a study into improving infrastructure and burying power lines. It comes less than a month after a devastating derecho and a week after regulators gave Pepco the approval necessary to raise electric rates.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Martin OMalley, derecho, Kate Ryan

Bethesda family says derecho still dominates life

It's been nearly a month since a violent storm ripped through the region, one Bethesda family is still recovering.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 06:21am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Bethesda, derecho,

Maryland congressman criticizes Pepco

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says Pepco should not receive a 4 percent rate increase until the utility makes meaningful progress on reliability.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:46pm EDT

Tags: Chris Van Hollen, PSC

Petition demands firing of PSC members

The prolonged power outages that many utility customers suffered through, following the June 29 derecho, have led to a call for heads to roll.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:35am EDT

Tags: BGE, power outage

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Residents vent as Pepco scrambles for answers

During the derecho, Pepco had crews from as far away as Canada pitching in. That raises a question: Does Pepco have enough repair crews?

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 08:19am EDT

Tags: power company, rate increase, D.C., Maryland

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