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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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Calmer winds aiding utility restoration after Sandy; mass transit resuming

The morning after superstorm Sandy spared much of Maryland its worst, some local systems resumed operations and surged forward with recovery efforts, but other government agencies and businesses were still in the dark. “As you all know, we were very, ...

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Sandy’s death toll climbs; millions without power

NEW YORK — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing ...

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Utilities look to improve images by social media

Maryland power providers, under fire for blackouts after severe storms, are trying to burnish their image, and provide better service, by using social media to connect with customers. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now common ways to ...

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Md. agencies partner on surveys for offshore wind

Days after Virginia announced it would begin surveying ocean floor in preparation for a potential offshore wind energy program, two Maryland agencies have partnered to accelerate environmental surveys necessary for the development of offshore wind.

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PSC wrestles with billing after power outages

Maryland regulators on Monday weighed the possibility of changing a policy that allows utilities to bill customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours of a power outage. Utilities in Maryland were once allowed to charge customers for distribution ...

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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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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 ...

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