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Nov 16, 2016

Maryland OKs Pepco rate hike; gives less than utility sought

  WASHINGTON — The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a rate hike for Pepco, which provides electricity to two suburban D.C. counties. The commission issued an order Tuesday granting a revenue increase of $52.5 million to Pepco. The increase, which will add about $6.96, or 4.76 percent, to the average residential monthly bill, took […]

Mar 23, 2016

D.C. regulator approves Exelon’s takeover of Pepco

Exelon Corp.’s proposed $6.8 billion takeover of Pepco Holdings Inc. was approved by Washington, D.C., regulators, clearing the way for the companies to form the nation’s biggest utility almost two years after the deal was first announced. The District of Columbia’s Public Service Commission voted in favor of the deal at a meeting in Washington […]

Mar 8, 2016

Exelon, Pepco offer new proposal to get $6.8B deal approved

NEW YORK — Exelon, in an effort to get its $6.8 billion buyout of Pepco approved, offered a new proposal Monday that it hopes will win the last regulator’s support. The District of Columbia Public Service Commission is the last regulator needed to clinch the deal. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and commissions in four […]

Mar 1, 2016

Washington DC mayor withdraws support for Pepco-Exelon deal

WASHINGTON — The mayor of the nation’s capital withdrew her support Tuesday for a proposed $6.8 billion merger of power companies Pepco and Exelon. The Washington Post reported that District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser she said she could not agree to new terms for the deal set by the D.C. Public Service Commission. She […]

Feb 26, 2016

DC regulators reject Exelon-Pepco deal again, but may reconsider

WASHINGTON  — District of Columbia regulators have again rejected a proposed $6.8 billion merger between power companies Exelon and Pepco, but they say they are willing to reconsider the deal. The D.C. Public Service Commission voted Friday to impose a series of conditions on the companies. If those are met, two of the three commissioners […]

Aug 12, 2015

Judge rejects Md.’s bid to block Exelon takeover of Pepco

Exelon Corp. can push ahead with its $6.8 billion takeover of Pepco Holdings Inc. after a judge rejected arguments by Maryland officials that the deal gives the power company too much control over the state’s energy markets. Queen Anne’s County Circuit Judge Thomas G. Ross on Wednesday rebuffed bids by consumer advocates and Attorney General […]

Jun 8, 2015

Exelon plans bond sale for $6.8B Pepco merger

Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. nuclear operator, is planning to sell bonds to finance its acquisition of Pepco Holdings Inc., a move that would create the biggest electric and natural gas utility in the Mid-Atlantic region. Exelon will sell notes in as many as six parts, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday. Exelon […]

Mar 16, 2015

Hogan delays new PSC appointments until merger decision

The potential appointments raised the eyebrows of some merger opponents because the panel had already heard arguments on the proposed merger and one nominee would mean a second former employee of BGE on the five-person commission.

Jan 5, 2015

Will public weigh in on Exelon, Pepco deal?

People’s Counsel Paula Carmody says it isn’t clear that Pepco customers know their utility faces a $6.8 billion takeover.

Jul 29, 2014

For utilities, paying for upgrades an uphill climb

The Maryland Public Service Commission tends not to fund utility projects in the future through rate increases in the present.

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Jul 8, 2014

A tug of war over rates

Energy consumers may be concerned by a rate increase requested last week by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. But based on recent history, it’s unlikely that request will be granted in full.

Jul 2, 2014

Pepco gets a quarter of requested rate hike

The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for Potomac Electric Power Company, but it’s not nearly the increase that the electric company had hoped for.

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