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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: ‘Unlike any storm we’ve had’

Marylanders should stay off the roads for the next 24 to 36 hours as potentially deadly Hurricane Sandy lurches toward the state, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday morning. Speaking from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reisterstown, the governor said ...

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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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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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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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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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