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Power still out for 50,000 in Maryland after Sandy

WASHINGTON — Electricity service has been restored for nearly everyone who lost power in Delaware, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. But thousands of outages still remain in Maryland. By Thursday morning, Baltimore Gas and Electric was still reporting ...

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O’Malley releases report on electricity system

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has released a report on how to improve Maryland’s electricity distribution system. A task force report released Wednesday contains 11 recommendations to help the state’s electricity system hold up better against storms. It includes ...

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Regional power line killed after 5 years of plans

FREDERICK — An effort to build a $2 billion regional power transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland has officially ended. The board of regional power grid planner PJM Interconnection has formally removed the project from future plans. A spokesman ...

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Storms cause scattered outages, road closures

A Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman says heavy rains are causing scattered power outages and road closures. MEMA spokesman Ed McDonough says Talbot County has been hit the hardest with heavy rains leading to some road closures on Sunday. The ...

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Planners say PATH power line no longer needed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Regional power grid planners say a proposed $2 billion transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland is no longer needed. PJM Interconnection’s Transmission Planning Staff says a slow economy has reduced demand for electricity. Planners also say ...

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Pepco defends response to massive power outages

Pepco is defending its response to the deadly outbreak of thunderstorms last month that left hundreds of thousands of Baltimore-Washington area customers without electricity for several sweltering days. The Washington Post reports that the utility said in a report that ...

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