Public Service Commission


Maryland Regulators Approve Exelon-Pepco Merger

Maryland regulators have granted conditional approval for a proposed $6.8 billion merger between Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc.


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Legislation On Web-Based Ride-Sharing Likely

A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way that tax-cab companies are.



Settlement Offer Weighed In Md. Utility Case

A lawyer says a settlement has been offered to resolve a case involving meter reading practices by Potomac Edison in western Maryland.


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Pepco Seeks $43.3M Rate Hike For Md. Customers

The utility Pepco is seeking a $43.3 million rate hike in Maryland, the utility’s third requested increase in two years.



Gov. O’Malley Appoints Anne Hoskins To Public Service Commission

Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed Anne Hoskins to serve on the Maryland Public Service Commission.



After Derecho, Public Service Commission Orders Power Utilities To Improve

A new report by the Public Service Commission is ordering BGE and other utilities to make major changes following last year’s devastating derecho storm.


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Western Md. Toll Bridge Fees Could Triple

The fee for driving a car across the Potomac River on a private toll bridge in western Maryland would triple under a staff proposal from the state Public Service Commission.



O’Malley Discusses Surcharge To Help Prevent Power Outages

Governor Martin O’Malley takes a step toward improving utility service–at a cost to customers. The governor would allow BGE and Pepco to collect a surcharge from ratepayers to help prevent power outages.



Last Day For Comments On ‘Derecho’ Storm To PSC

It’s the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies’ handling of the “derecho” storm in June that caused days of power outages.


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Regulators Wrap Up Public Hearings On Storm

The Maryland Public Service Commission has wrapped up the last of eight public hearings on electric companies’ handling of a June storm known as a derecho that caused outages for days.



City, County Leaders Consider Ways To Better Prepare For Severe Storms

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.


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Heat-Related Deaths In Maryland Reach 18

More than a week of torrid temperatures left more than a dozen dead in Maryland. And with the cooldown, storms early Monday morning knocked out power to more than 6,000 BGE customers.