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.
Severe thunderstorms in the Washington area caused trees and power lines to fall, leaving many residents in the dark.
Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that swept across the state in late June.
City and county leaders are posing some tough questions for local utility companies after a recent storm left hundreds of thousands without power for days or even longer.
Pepco would be required to bury more power lines in the District of Columbia under legislation proposed by members of the D.C. Council.
Nine days after a violent storm that brought near-hurricane-force winds to the Mid-Atlantic region, the last remaining power outages have been restored.