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PSC begins hearing on Pepco’s reliability record

Already hammered by lawmakers and customers over the last year for how it handled power outages during a string of storms last year, Pepco is now the focus of a four-day hearing before the Maryland Public Service Commission. The commission ...

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Bethesda power outage blamed on squirrel

BETHESDA — Utility officials are blaming a power outage in the Washington suburb of Bethesda on a squirrel. The Washington Post reports that about 1,200 homes and businesses lost power for less than an hour Sunday starting around 11:20 a.m. ...

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Pepco: Power expected back by midnight in DC

WASHINGTON — Pepco says it expects to return power by midnight to more than 1,500 customers north of Union Station. BGE, meanwhile, says it is preparing for an approaching cold front could that could trigger thunderstorms and cause more outages. ...

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Power outage affecting thousands in DC, Md.

WASHINGTON — About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. As of 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Pepco was reporting on its website that about 3,320 customers were without power in Washington. Another 220 customers lacked ...

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Pepco’s 1Q earnings up 75 percent

Pepco Holdings Inc., parent company of electric utility Pepco, said Friday its first-quarter profits surged on higher transmission and distribution revenue. The company reported earnings of $64 million, or 28 cents per share, in the first quarter, compared to $36 ...

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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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Mikulski seeks stronger power reliability regulations

Sen. Barbara Mikulski is calling for stronger state power reliability standards. Mikulski says she will appear before Maryland’s Public Service Commission Thursday to urge swift adoption of regulations to put stronger standards into place. The Baltimore Democrat says frequent power ...

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Utility reliability bill to be introduced in Md.

After severe weather knocked power out to customers across the state, especially in Pepco’s service area, state legislators are upping the ante to improve reliability. Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that legislation would be introduced to institute reliability standards for ...

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