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Nov 17, 2010

Possible tornado hits northeast Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says it’s a “miracle” no one was killed or seriously injured after severe winds blew the roofs off apartment buildings in northeast Baltimore. The city set up an emergency shelter for residents affected by the storms, which hit between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday. A spokesman for the mayor says […]

Nov 14, 2010

Credits help solar providers see bright future

Industry leaders painted a bright future for solar energy developers in Maryland at the Maryland, DC and Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association’s fourth annual conference. Tony Clifford, CEO of Rockville-based Standard Solar Inc. and president of the SEIA, said the solar industry is on the verge of substantial growth as more and more people see […]

Nov 11, 2010

1,500 BGE employees to vote on joining union

BALTIMORE — Employees at Baltimore Gas & Electric will vote next month on whether to unionize one of the country’s few nonunion utilities. About 1,500 employees are eligible to vote on whether to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The National Labor Relations Board will hold balloting on Dec. 16 and 17. It’s the […]

Oct 28, 2010

Electricity rates likely to drop next summer

Starting next summer, customers of the four largest power utilities in Maryland should see some hefty decreases in what they pay for electricity. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Allegheny Energy Inc., Delmarva Power & Light and Potomac Electric Power Co. presented their estimates for electric costs to the Maryland Public Service Commission on Thursday. From […]

Oct 20, 2010

BGE says natural gas prices to be 5% lower

Baltimore Gas and Electric said Wednesday that natural gas prices would be down about 5 percent this winter. BGE said the cost for natural gas, a traded commodity, would be 61 cents per therm, a unit of measurement for heat energy equal to about 29.3 kilowatt hours of electrical energy. Last year, the cost per […]

Sep 30, 2010

BGE: More than 33,000 without power in central Md.

BBaltimore Gas & Electric says more than 33,000 of its central Maryland customers have lost power during the storm that’s battering the East Coast. The jurisdiction with the most outages is Anne Arundel County, with nearly 14,000. Of those, more than 6,000 have had their power restored. In total, as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, BGE […]

Sep 29, 2010

BGE, Pepco prepare for weather-related power outages

Heavy rain expected to fall overnight Wednesday, along with warnings of high winds and lightning, has utilities in the region bracing for widespread power outages. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said they are expecting several thousand outages, likely caused by downed power lines from fallen tree limbs. BGE’s Rob Gould says the utility is identifying […]

Jul 26, 2010

Power outages grip region in wake of powerful storms

WASHINGTON — Crews worked Monday to restore electricity to thousands after powerful storms barreled through the nation’s capital and surrounding areas, killing two people and downing power lines and countless trees. The Sunday storms cooled things off after a nearly two-week heat wave but left widespread damage in the city and suburbs, authorities said. Regional […]

Jun 24, 2010

PSC orders new ‘price to compare’ information

Comparison shopping for electricity could soon become less confusing, thanks to an order from energy regulators Thursday requiring more clarity on electricity rates. The Public Service Commission ruled that the old “price to compare” formula, a weighted average of summer and non-summer rates, is no longer helpful, because customers need to use more than one […]

Jun 16, 2010

Baltimore Gas & Electric to sell 1.1M customer names for $715

The going price for information about 1.1 million customers in the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. service territory will be $715. On Wednesday, the state Public Service Commission approved BGE’s request to provide customer information to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers for a fee. BGE will sell the lists at a bargain rate, giving […]

May 25, 2010

Hearings will begin Sept. 7 on BGE’s rate hike request

State regulators will begin hearings in September to determine how much of a distribution rate increase they will allow Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. The Public Service Commission met Tuesday with company representatives and other groups interested in the case, including a consortium of large power users and the state entity representing consumer interests, to […]

Jan 20, 2010

Look out, big heating bills incoming

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers beware. Your bill for December, which will arrive this month, could be a doozy. (This applies to customers of all utilities, BGE just put out a release to warn customers). It seems that December’s cold weather translated into more hours with temperatures at or below freezing than the year […]

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