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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

2 Md. state senators urge big fines for Pepco, BGE

Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that swept across the state in late June.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:39pm EDT

Tags: bge, Brian Frosh, James Rosapepe

Pepco asks for delay on rate hike decision

Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay its decision on a 4 percent rate hike, The Washington Post reports. The panel scheduled to vote on the increase this Friday.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 10:49am EDT

Tags: power company, utility company, derecho

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