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Pepco defends response to massive power outages

Pepco is defending its response to the deadly outbreak of thunderstorms last month that left hundreds of thousands of Baltimore-Washington area customers without electricity for several sweltering days. The Washington Post reports that the utility said in a report that ...

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O’Malley seeks storm disaster declaration

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for damage from a storm that knocked out power to more than a million in the state. O’Malley announced Friday that he was seeking the declaration ...

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New analyses show PATH project may not be needed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The regional grid operator for West Virginia and 12 other states says there may no longer be a need for the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline. The State Journal says analyses by PJM Interconnection may not support construction of ...

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State senators urge big fines for Pepco, BGE

ANNAPOLIS — Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that ...

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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 ...

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PSC to keep the heat on Maryland utilities

Maryland’s power companies are restoring electricity more promptly than they expected to, said Maryland Public Service Commission Chairman Douglas R.M. Nazarian, almost a week after an unexpected storm put more than 1 million people in the dark.

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