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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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House of Delegates prepares to debate offshore wind measure

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck Davis says he expects a rigorous debate and several amendments to be proposed Wednesday when an offshore wind bill that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits is introduced on ...

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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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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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