Laying the groundwork to catch the wind. It’s in a proposal by Baltimore City Councilman James Kraft.
When disaster strikes, phone and Internet service often takes a hit, right when it’s needed the most.
As Maryland gets caught in the crosshairs of Sandy, more than 210,000 BGE customers have lost power.
Mid-Atlantic electric utilities, facing the threat of a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy, reached across North America on Friday to secure extra help in restoring power that they said could be out for more than a week because of prolonged high winds and torrential rain.
The East Coast is on alert as a powerful hurricane churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Concerns are growing that Sandy and a second storm could collide and form a super storm. In Maryland, folks are keeping an eye on the storm’s path and getting ready for the worst.
Governor Martin O’Malley takes a step toward improving utility service–at a cost to customers. The governor would allow BGE and Pepco to collect a surcharge from ratepayers to help prevent power outages.
Johns Hopkins University says it will lead an international team of researchers studying how to improve wind farm design.
Washington schools, firehouses, police stations and city offices are now 100 percent wind powered.
It’s the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies’ handling of the “derecho” storm in June that caused days of power outages.
Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) said that more than 24,000 of its customers lost power due to Saturday’s storms. Of those, over 14,900 are still without electricity.
Regional power grid planners say a proposed $2 billion transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland is no longer needed.