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.
The Pepco utility company says a fallen tree cut power to thousands of customers in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia.
Maryland’s Public Service Commission has decided ratepayers of three utilities can potentially opt-out of installing smart meters.
The utility that serves the Washington suburbs has asked Maryland regulators for a rate increase that would add about $7 to the average monthly bill of residential customers.
As Maryland gets caught in the crosshairs of Sandy, more than 210,000 BGE customers have lost power.
While there’s a lot to be concerned with because of Hurricane Sandy, many Maryland residents are worried about the loss of power which could continue for days.