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Baltimore, DC power prices ‘could be cheaper’ but power lines limited (access required)

Washington is paying an extra five dollars for every megawatt-hour of electricity because of clogged power lines. “Power prices could be cheaper than they actually are” in Washington and Baltimore, Diana Chiyangwa, a Boston-based analyst for Genscape Inc., said by ...

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Md. officials brace for possible power outages

Maryland Emergency Management Agency officials say their biggest concern is the possibility of power outages caused by the winter storm moving into the region. Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says no major incidents were reported as of Wednesday morning. There were ...

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Public Service Commission orders power utilities to improve

Electric utilities will be ordered to improve their distribution systems to make them more reliable after last summer’s derecho storm when nearly 1 million customers lost power, but the Maryland Public Service Commission said Wednesday that it would not impose ...

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How much is too much for utilities to trim?

As Hurricane Sandy pummels the Atlantic Seaboard, high winds have toppled trees and taken power lines with them. In the wake of previous severe storms, power providers have targeted trees in their efforts to keep the lights on. However, conservation ...

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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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Rains cause flooding, rescues in Baltimore area

Maryland emergency management officials are urging state residents to be careful when traveling because of heavy rains that have prompted rescues and evacuations in the Baltimore area. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says motorists should check news, weather and traffic ...

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BGE: Wet snowstorm worse than 2010 blizzards

Baltimore Gas & Electric says it’s will be a slow process getting power restored to tens of thousands of central Maryland customers. Spokesman Rob Gould says the vast majority of customers still in the dark should have their power restored ...

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