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Utilities: 24-hour power restoration not realistic

Unless utilities fundamentally change how they distribute energy, they won't be able to restore power to all customers within 24 hours after a hurricane-like storm, officials told Maryland regulators on Thursday.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 03:29am EDT

Tags: PSC, derecho, Maryland Public Service Commission, power outages, Pepco, BGE, utilities

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Last day for comments on 'derecho' storm to PSC

It's the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies' handling of the "derecho" storm in June that caused days of power outages.<

Monday - 09/10/2012, 04:02pm EDT

Tags: Pepco, rate increase, The Washington Post

D.C. to investigate smart meters

The D.C. Public Service Commission reversed course Friday and decided it would investigate whether new smart meters that PEPCO is installing in the city are safe and whether customers should be allowed to opt-out.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 11:43am EDT

Tags: D.C. Public Service Commission, Pepco, Yvette Alexander, smart meters, utilities

Md. PSC questions utilities about smart meter roll out

The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what type of smart meters the companies plan to install or have installed in their service areas and whether they know of any reports of electrical overheating or malfunction associated the new technology.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: utility, Public Service Commission, Pepco, BGE, Delmarva Power, SMECO, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Courtney Nogas, kate ryan, smart meter, consumer news

PSC utility wraps up derecho hearings

Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: derecho, michelle basch, PSC, Public Service Commission, BGE, Dominion, Pepco

Pepco to D.C.: Hands off management's compensation

A call to tie Pepco management's compensation to the reliability of the company's power system has earned a predictable response from the utility.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 04:00pm EDT

Tags: Pepco

Transformer problem leaves 1,400 without power

Most of the outages are in the Wheaton area of Montgomery County.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 10:33am EDT

Tags: Pepco

About 500 Pepco customers without power

Pepco is working to restore outages in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:28am EDT

Tags: Dominion Power, Pepco, power outage

Pepco customers demand PSC take action

Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: derecho, PSC, Pepco, BGE, kate ryan, Maryland Public Service Commission

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WTOP Beltway Poll: Customers support buried power lines

After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:20am EDT

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

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