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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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Pepco union to vote on contract; strike possible

WASHINGTON — Union workers at the Pepco utility company are scheduled to vote this week on a contract proposal. The Washington Post reports that union members will vote on the offer Wednesday, and that the two sides haven’t been able ...

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Utilities: 24-hour power restoration not realistic

Unless utilities fundamentally change how they distribute energy, they won’t be able to restore power to all customers within 24 hours after a hurricane-like storm, officials told Maryland regulators on Thursday. Douglas R.M. Nazarian, chairman of Maryland’s Public Service Commission, ...

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Pepco to file for another rate increase

ROCKVILLE — Pepco says it plans to file for another rate increase this fall. The CEO of the Washington-area utility made that announcement to investors Tuesday, just hours before customers lined up to criticize Pepco’s performance after severe storms earlier ...

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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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