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Sep 5, 2019

Judiciary AIS website experiences outages

Due to high online traffic Thursday, the Attorney Information System (AIS) experienced temporary outages on the Maryland Courts website, causing issues for some lawyers attempting to pay their annual Client Protection Fund (CPF) assessment.

Oct 26, 2012

PSC nixes utilities’ billing 24 hours after outage

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland utilities will no longer be able to charge customers for lost sales during the first 24 hours of a major power outage. The Maryland Public Service Commission announced Friday that the policy would end immediately. The panel issued two separate orders to revise bill stabilization adjustment calculations for Baltimore Gas and Electric, […]

Sep 21, 2012

Pump prices fall; oil prices up slightly

Gas prices are finally falling, but motorists shouldn’t expect the numbers at the pump to drop quickly this fall. The national average for retail gasoline fell about a penny Friday to $3.833 per gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. That’s down 4 cents from a week ago, the biggest […]

Sep 13, 2012

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, asked how weeklong power outages could be avoided after major storms. After this summer’s violen[...]

Sep 7, 2012

Eye Opener: Port fears longshoremen will strike

President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, saying he needs more time to fix the fragile national economy. Here's a few state government headlines to go along with that national news.

Aug 1, 2012

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 lasting 37.5 hours. The report laid part of the blame on weather forecasts. BGE said […]

Jul 12, 2012

Frosh wants to stop utility charge during outage

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland state senator wants to stop allowing utilities to charge a fee to cover storm-related losses, even after many customers had to go without power for days. Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery, said in an interview Thursday that the current policy isn’t fair to ratepayers because it makes them pay for a service […]

Jul 6, 2012

Tens of thousands still lack power in mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week after deadly summer storms struck the mid-Atlantic area, tens of thousands of residents still remain without power. At 4 p.m. Friday, Pepco was reporting about 4,948 outages on its website. Most of the outages were in Montgomery County. Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting 20,427 outages. Baltimore County had the […]

Jul 5, 2012

Utilities struggle to restore power to thousands

Utility workers were working Thursday to return lights and air conditions to hundreds of thousands of people who remained without power after last week’s violent storms, even as more strong storms moved in. The number without power was dropping, but not quickly enough for those still in the sweltering dark the Fourth of July holiday. […]

Jul 5, 2012

Thousands still without power in mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — Thousands of residents are still struggling without power days after severe storms swept through the mid-Atlantic region. Pepco said it has restored power to more than 90 percent of its customers in Washington and Maryland suburbs since the storms hit Friday. At 5:20 a.m. Thursday, the utility was reporting about 21,400 outages on […]

Jul 3, 2012

Thousands still in the dark after storms in mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people remain in the dark more than three days after summer storms clobbered the mid-Atlantic region. At 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Pepco was reporting about 116,570 power outages on its website. Montgomery County had the most outages, with about 70,625. In northern Virginia, Dominion Power said there were about 78,830 […]

Jul 2, 2012

At least 22 dead after U.S. storms cut power in East

WASHINGTON — Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power Monday after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people. The outages left many to contend with stifling homes and spoiled food over the weekend as […]

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