FirstEnergy Corp. says it plans to more than double its spending on projects to improve the reliability of electrical power to Potomac Edison customers in parts of Maryland and West Virginia.
A lawyer says a settlement has been offered to resolve a case involving meter reading practices by Potomac Edison in western Maryland.
Union utility workers are picketing in Frederick to draw attention to their contract dispute with FirstEnergy Corp.
Potomac Edison, like many companies, is seeing business pick up after the recession.
Potomac Edison says it’s spending $55 million this year to upgrade its electrical system in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
The Maryland Public Service Commission says it’s investigating complaints that Potomac Edison overbilled some western Maryland electricity customers by failing to read their meters as often as required.
Potomac Edison says it has restored power to more than 1,000 customers in western Maryland after snow and strong wind gusts caused power outages earlier this weekend.
Potomac Edison says about 3,200 homes and businesses in Garrett County are still without power a week after Superstorm Sandy dumped up to 2 1/2 feet of snow in the far western Maryland mountains.
Potomac Edison says 72,700 of its 251,000 customers lost power during the summer storms that knocked out power to more than a million in Maryland.
Western Maryland electric utility Potomac Edison says it’s addressing complaints about the timeliness of its meter reading.
A Frederick County judge is affirming a decision blocking a key component of a proposed multistate power line.
Potomac Edison says more than 34,000 customers in western Maryland were without power at one point during October’s snowstorm.