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Easton-based firm proposes solar farm near state prison

HAGERSTOWN — A private firm announced a $70 million plan Friday to build Maryland’s largest solar energy project on the grounds of a state prison near Hagerstown to generate electricity for the wholesale market. Maryland Solar LLC of Easton said ...

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Price stability could mean smoother sailing for proposed Constellation deal

Stability in the electricity market could mean smoother sailing for the proposed sale of Constellation Energy Group Inc. in Maryland, where staunch opposition among state officials helped sink a similar deal in 2006. That year, a merger with Florida-based FPL ...

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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps

Lawmakers confronting energy legislation had no problem holding power utilities accountable for meeting reliability standards, but the governor’s effort to open up Maryland’s coastal waters to windmills failed. Also failing was a bid to put a moratorium on natural gas ...

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Regulators recommend W. Va.-to-Md. power line application dismissal

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia regulators are recommending the dismissal of an application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland. A hearing examiner with the State Corporation Commission said Tuesday that regulators should approve a motion ...

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Stronger penalties added for unreliable utilities

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has added stronger penalties in a bill to increase the reliability of Maryland utilities. Senators approved an amendment on Wednesday that would enable utilities that are not meeting reliability standards to be penalized in 2012, ...

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Mikulski urges PSC to toughen reliability standards

Sen. Barbara Mikulski asked Maryland utility regulators Thursday to toughen state power reliability standards. Appearing before the state Public Service Commission, the Maryland Democrat said frequent power outages for Pepco customers have a profound effect on the state’s residents and ...

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O’Malley off-shore power proposal runs into headwinds

ANNAPOLIS — The O’Malley administration’s proposal to build off-shore wind turbines to generate electricity faced strong headwinds in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Senators spent almost 2½ hours grilling administration officials about the annual cost to consumers to finance the ...

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Maryland utility panel revises offshore wind costs

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Public Service Commission is saying a plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy will not cost ratepayers as much as some had feared. The average homeowner’s electric bill would jump between 92 cents and $3 ...

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