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O’Malley names new heads at Maryland Insurance Administration, SDAT

Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed a new insurance commissioner, top property tax assessor and a new health care board Thursday. Therese Goldsmith, a member of the Public Service Commission and formerly a white-collar litigation attorney with Hogan & Hartson, will take ...

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Constellation, Exelon seek PSC approval for their deal

Constellation Energy Group filed an application with Maryland’s Public Service Commission Wednesday seeking approval for its $7.9 billion sale to Chicago-based Exelon Corp. The deal, announced April 28, would create the largest power supplier in the United States. In a ...

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Easton-based firm proposes solar farm near state prison

HAGERSTOWN — A private firm announced a $70 million plan Friday to build Maryland’s largest solar energy project on the grounds of a state prison near Hagerstown to generate electricity for the wholesale market. Maryland Solar LLC of Easton said ...

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Price stability could mean smoother sailing for proposed Constellation deal

Stability in the electricity market could mean smoother sailing for the proposed sale of Constellation Energy Group Inc. in Maryland, where staunch opposition among state officials helped sink a similar deal in 2006. That year, a merger with Florida-based FPL ...

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Without new nukes, coal will continue to be king in Maryland

For years, nuclear power has played a vital role in supplying Maryland’s electrical demands, with the two reactors at Calvert Cliffs accounting for 31 percent of all the electricity generated in the state. Maryland is a “net importer” state — ...

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Mikulski urges PSC to toughen reliability standards

Sen. Barbara Mikulski asked Maryland utility regulators Thursday to toughen state power reliability standards. Appearing before the state Public Service Commission, the Maryland Democrat said frequent power outages for Pepco customers have a profound effect on the state’s residents and ...

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O’Malley off-shore power proposal runs into headwinds

ANNAPOLIS — The O’Malley administration’s proposal to build off-shore wind turbines to generate electricity faced strong headwinds in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Senators spent almost 2½ hours grilling administration officials about the annual cost to consumers to finance the ...

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Third-party energy supplier accused of fraud grilled by PSC

The Maryland Public Service Commission Wednesday grilled representatives of a third-party energy supplier that uses multilevel marketing over complaints of fraud and deceptive advertising. The PSC held the hearing to address complaints against North American Power and Gas Inc., of ...

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