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.
Pepco and its union say they have reached a tentative contract agreement that will likely avert a strike.
Union workers at Pepco have rejected what the company called its final contract offer and could go on strike.
Union workers at the Pepco utility company are scheduled to vote this week on a contract proposal.
June’s powerful derecho thunderstorm plunged nearly 2 million Marylanders into the dark, many for days. That has Maryland’s Public Service Commission asking power companies questions.
Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.
Baltimore Gas & Electric says about 885 of its customers are without power following heavy rains over the weekend.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he has appointed members of a task force that will investigate solutions to power outages caused by severe storms.
Pepco says it plans to file for another rate increase this fall.
Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy as high temperatures descend on the Washington area. The utility announced that it is asking customers to conserve energy on Friday because of forecasted high temperatures.
MMaryland regulators on Friday rejected a large portion of the Potomac Electric Power Company’s request for a 4 percent rate increase, citing the company’s history of substandard performance.
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says Pepco should not receive a 4 percent rate increase until the utility makes meaningful progress on reliability.