Widespread power outages sweep across Washington, D.C. and Maryland, forcing thousands in the dark, including the White House along with other high security buildings.
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested.
A major electric and gas utility announcement from Exelon Corporation—the parent company of BGE. Wednesday night, Exelon said it will buy Pepco and its subsidiaries, which provide electricity to hundreds of thousands on the Eastern Shore and in the Maryland suburbs around Washington DC.
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The Public Service Commission has set fees for Maryland’s utility customers who do not want smart meters installed in their homes or businesses.
More than 15,000 customers are without power in Maryland as winter weather moves through the region. But the number is down from earlier in the day.
The utility Pepco is seeking a $43.3 million rate hike in Maryland, the utility’s third requested increase in two years.
Pepco is donating smoke alarms to fire officials in Prince George’s County.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says he’ll appeal the Maryland Public Service Commission’s decision to grant Pepco a $27.9 million rate increase and a new surcharge to improve grid reliability.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray wants to move up to 60 major power lines underground at a cost of $1 billion to prevent extended outages in the future.
Maryland utility regulators say they have set aside 10 days to hear a rate increase request from Pepco.
Pepco is seeking a $52 million rate increase for District of Columbia customers that would add $5.89 to the average monthly residential bill.