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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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Md. Utility Says It’s Addressing Meter Complaints

Western Maryland electric utility Potomac Edison says it’s addressing complaints about the timeliness of its meter reading.


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Utilities Struggle To Restore Power To Thousands

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.


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O’Malley Pushing Utilities To Work Quickly

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is pushing utilities to do better than their predictions of restoring power to 90 percent of homes by Friday.


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Study: Baltimore Could Be Offshore Wind Hub

A study produced for the Maryland Energy Administration says Baltimore has the potential to become a hub for offshore wind power companies.



Pepco Warns Against Scam Involving Electric Bills

Pepco is warning its customers about a scam in which callers are told to buy a credit card to pay a utility bill.


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Pepco Predicts Multi-Day Outage Situation

Pepco is warning utility customers that Hurricane Irene could bring extremely destructive conditions and that restoring service could take several days.



Pepco CEO: It Will Take Years To Be Top Performer

The head of Pepco’s parent company says he doesn’t think the electric utility can be a top performer in the next two or three years.


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Md. Utility Panel Revises Offshore Wind Costs

The O’Malley administration put out new estimates of the likely rise in Maryland ratepayers’ electric bills under his offshore wind energy proposal as a Senate committee took a look at the plan Tuesday.


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O’Malley Says Utility Reliability To Be Issue

Gov. Martin O’Malley says one of Maryland’s biggest challenges from the snowstorm is that about 230,000 people remain without electricity.


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Baltimore Utility Employees Voting On Unionization

Employees at Baltimore Gas & Electric are voting on whether to unionize one of the country’s few nonunion utilities.