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The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for Potomac Electric Power Company that will add about $2.41 to the average residential customer's monthly bill.
Baltimore Gas and Electric's request for a rate hike would add 4 percent to electric bills and 4 percent to natural gas bills.
Maryland utility regulators say they have set aside 10 days to hear a rate increase request from Pepco.
Delegate Al Carr thinks Maryland consumers deserve more.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed the chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission to be a judge on the state's intermediate appellate court, and the governor has named a new director of public affairs for his administration.
Maryland utilities will no longer be able to charge customers for lost sales during the first 24 hours of a major power outage.
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.
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.
Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says Pepco should not receive a 4 percent rate increase until the utility makes meaningful progress on reliability.
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