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.
One month after the unprecedented derecho storm that left hundreds of thousands without power. BGE released their formal report to state regulators on how they handled the situation.
Potomac Edison says 72,700 of its 251,000 customers lost power during the summer storms that knocked out power to more than a million in Maryland.
Baltimore Gas & Electric says it is seeking rate increases for electricity and natural gas distribution.
Sixty days. That’s how long Gov. Martin O’Malley is giving state energy advisers to figure out a plan to improve Maryland’s electrical system. It comes following a series of storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.
Pepco would be required to bury more power lines in the District of Columbia under legislation proposed by members of the D.C. Council.