STEVENSVILLE — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The weather service says the tornado touched down around 1:30 a.m. Monday near Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County. Meteorologists say the tornado’s wind speeds reached 125 miles per hour. The storm downed trees, collapsed buildings and knocked out […]
Officials are trying to determine what could have been done to prevent the deaths of a man and his seven children who died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
PRINCESS ANNE — Delmarva Power says it did not cut off power to a family of eight who died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning because they were behind on their utility bills. Spokesman Matt Likovich says the utility discovered a stolen electric meter had been illegally connected to the rental home where the family was […]
Delmarva Power is asking customers in Delaware and Maryland to conserve energy as high temperatures are expected to push into the upper 90s in some areas.
Power companies say it may take days to fully restore electricity for some of the 155,000 customers in the dark after an ice storm in Maryland and Delaware.
OCEAN CITY — Delmarva Power will replace 90 wooden utility poles that hold a high-voltage transmission line along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. The utility says the work began Monday and will affect service in Ocean City and parts of Worcester County, Md. and Sussex County, Del. WBOC reports (http://bit.ly/1alDPGo) that the $10 million project […]
SALISBURY — Delmarva Power is asking Maryland regulators to approve a $22.7 million rate increase on its customers. The utility said Friday that the proposed base rate adjustment is needed to help pay for costs incurred in providing electrical service. Delmarva said the rate increase also includes about $6.5 million for costs associated with restoring […]
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, asked how weeklong power outages could be avoided after major storms. After this summer’s violen[...]
CRISFIELD — The construction of a wind energy system to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant will likely be delayed after city officials learned this week they must first pay for a study on how it will affect the power grid. Delmarva Power is requiring the study be done and has asked for $35,000, but it’s […]
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is heading to Baltimore to announce what department officials say is a major step toward developing wind energy off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey. Details of Thursday’s announcement were not released, but Salazar said in a speech to the American Wind Energy Association in October that the […]
WASHINGTON — Pepco Holdings Inc. says its Delmarva Power subsidiary will receive 38 megawatts of wind energy from the recently finished Chestnut Flats wind farm in south central Pennsylvania. Pepco says it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the owner of the wind farm to help meet Delaware’s clean energy goals, which require […]
A New Jersey offshore wind law could serve as a model for developing the industry in Maryland, according to environmentalists and offshore wind industry officials. The New Jersey law signed two years ago mandates 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind be sold in the state, but doesn’t require utilities to enter into long-term contracts. That would […]