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Petition demands Pepco bury power lines

Since the derecho knocked out power to over a million customers in Washington region, there have been more calls to bury power lines. Now a fed up Pepco customer has started a petition.

Sunday - 07/08/2012, 08:02am EDT

Tags: power lines, petition, Elecrtic Power research institute

Regulator awaits utilities' reviews on their storm efforts

The head of Maryland's Public Service Commission said Thursday that all of Maryland's major electrical utilities will have to file reports on how they managed power restoration in the aftermath of the strong storm that tore through Maryland late last week, knocking out power to more than 1 million Maryland customers.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: Maryland Public Service Commission, Kate Ryan

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Pepco urges customers to conserve electricity

As the region's extreme heat is expected to continue into the weekend, a utility is urging its customers to conserve electricity.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 09:00pm EDT

Tags: energy

Utilities: Buried lines costly, prolong outages

A Maryland lawmaker is asking the state's Public Service Commission to consider pushing for underground power lines in the wake of Friday's storm that crippled the Washington region.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 09:44am EDT

Tags: Jim Rosapepe, Maryland Public Service Commission

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A confirmed 'microburst' struck Md. neighborhood

As many as 80 residents in Prince George's County, whose homes were damaged in Friday night's storm, have been forced into shelter at Bladensburg High School.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 07:20pm EDT

Tags: storm, Ronnie Gill, Emergency Management, American Red Cross

Future tree-trimming bill won't just target Pepco

Montgomery County Council president Roger Berliner says he will rework a tree trimming bill that initially targeted Pepco after a county attorney said it would only work if the new rules applied to everyone.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:28am EDT

Tags: Max Smith, tree clearing, Roger Berliner

Customers want Pepco off their lawns, out of their trees

At a public hearing Tuesday night before County Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, several residents complained about the way Pepco trims and cuts down trees.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:53am EDT

Tags: michelle basch

Pepco protesters 'bury' new rate hike, New Orleans-style

The coffin-carrying funeral march in D.C. Monday included a jazz band and protesters decked out in Mardi Gras garb.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 02:08pm EDT

Tags: protest, New Orleans, jazz band, rate increase

Pepco to test Md. program for high demand times

Pepco says it plans to test a Maryland program used during times of peak electricity demand, a voluntary program where customers' air conditioners are briefly turned off.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 03:12pm EDT

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AARP holding meeting against Pepco's rate hike proposal

AARP Maryland is holding a town hall meeting to gather support against Pepco's proposed $67.6 million rate hike.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 06:40am EDT

Tags: AARP, fare hike,

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