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.
Thousands of residents in the mid-Atlantic region still remain without power more than a week after deadly summer storms struck the area.
Nearly a week after deadly summer storms struck the mid-Atlantic area, tens of thousands of residents still remain without power.
Utility workers were working Thursday to return lights and air conditions to hundreds of thousands of people who remained without power after last week’s violent storms, even as more strong storms moved in.
The region is struggling to get back to normal after deadly, power-cutting storms.
Pepco says it has restored power to 90 percent of those affected by last week’s storms, beating its own estimate for getting power back to customers.
It could be a week before power is restored in the Washington region.