Supporters of clean energy urged lawmakers on Friday to increase Maryland’s renewable energy requirement, but some electricity industry officials contend it would come with a big price tag.
Several days after a winter ice storm, power outages persist throughout Maryland.
Nearly 48 hours after ice coated the areas north and west of Baltimore, tens of thousands are still without power. And it could be another day before they all get it back.
Utilities and the Mid-Atlantic region’s electricity grid operator are urging residents to conserve electricity as a wave of frigid cold bears down on the area.
Electricity demand has spiked across central and eastern states hit by severe cold, and power grid authorities are asking people to conserve energy when possible.
The mad rush for holiday gifts is still on and one community group is making a plea to give energy this winter.
BGE has restored electricity to hundreds of customers in Carroll County. But new outages are possible as temperatures drop and refreezing begins.
The Maryland Public Service Commission says it’s investigating complaints that Potomac Edison overbilled some western Maryland electricity customers by failing to read their meters as often as required.
Pepco is seeking a $52 million rate increase for District of Columbia customers that would add $5.89 to the average monthly residential bill.
Baltimore Gas & Electric Company is closely monitoring an approaching weather front that will likely bring heavy, wet snow and wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour across the majority of its central Maryland service area on Wednesday.
Until now, everyone was still in the dark, trying to figure out what caused a power outage during Sunday’s Super Bowl game in New Orleans. Energy officials are taking the blame.
Officials in Cumberland say they’re removing or pruning more than 50 trees that have either been damaged by storms or are at risk of toppling over.