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12 Baltimore employees accused of theft

A dozen employees of Baltimore’s Department of Transportation are being accused of stealing nearly $60,000 in scrap metal and may be fired. In a report released Friday, Inspector General David N. McClintock wrote that the employees took heavy-gauge cable from ...

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Md. officials and utilities prep for big storm

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland utility companies and emergency management officials say they’re preparing for large-scale power outages, flooding and other damage from a storm that could arrive as early as Sunday. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday it’s planning for ...

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Utilities look to improve images by social media

Maryland power providers, under fire for blackouts after severe storms, are trying to burnish their image, and provide better service, by using social media to connect with customers. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now common ways to ...

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PSC wrestles with billing after power outages

Maryland regulators on Monday weighed the possibility of changing a policy that allows utilities to bill customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours of a power outage. Utilities in Maryland were once allowed to charge customers for distribution ...

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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. Douglas R.M. Nazarian, chairman of Maryland’s Public Service Commission, ...

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BGE: Summer storm outages averaged 37.5 hours

Baltimore Gas & Electric said in a report to state regulators that a summer storm that knocked out power to more than a million people statewide, caused more than 762,000 of its customers to lose power with the average outage ...

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