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Windy Saturday leads to brush fires, power outages

The gusts have died down, the fires are out and almost everybody has their power back, but only after serious damage was done by powerful winds that fanned the flames of brush fires across the D.C. area.

Tags: High Wing Warning , power outages , Pepco , Dominion Power , brush fire , Prince George's County Fire , Anne Arundel County fire , Montgomery County Fire Department

Saturday - 02/19/2011, 10:42am EST

Berliner: Proposed power company regulations may not be tough enough

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is applauding proposed rules that would allow regulators to fine power companies if they don't meet tough new standards, but that the proposal may not go far enough.

Tags: Roger Berliner , Pepco , power outage , Maryland Public Service Commission

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 11:58am EST

BGE warns about thieves posing at workers

If you get a visit or call from someone who says they're with your gas or electric company, keep in mind it might be a scam.

Tags: imposter , scam

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 09:22am EST

WTOP Snow Emergency Guide

With snow expected, you may want to keep this information handy.

Tags: snow , utilities , electric companies , Pepco , DOCion , Allegheny Power , Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative , SMECO

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 01:15pm EST

A welcome relief to gas bills

Area consumers may get a welcome break in their utility bills this winter, as a warmer winter forecast may yield double digit savings.

Tags: gas , Natural Gas , Utility Bills , Washington Gas , Baltimore Gas and Electric , winter outlook

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 12:03pm EDT

Area gas lines checked daily for fatal flaws

The region's gas providers say they're working every day to prevent pipeline explosions like the one that recently ripped through a California neighborhood.

Tags: Washington Gas , Penn Marr Shopping Center , Adam Tuss , Forestville , Carl Weimer , Pipeline Safety Trust , Gas leak

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 03:28pm EDT

BGE warns customers of higher July bills

The dog days of summer may soon be over, but homeowners will likely stay hot under the collar when they see their utility bills.

Tags: Baltimore Gas & Electric , Pepco , Michelle Basch

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 03:33pm EDT

Power companies work to restore outages

Heavy rains that rolled through the region early Wednesday caused thousands of power outages and contributed to morning accidents.

Tags: Pepco , power outages , NOVEC , SMECO

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 08:13am EDT

Crews work to restore power after Sunday's storms

Pepco customers who are still without electricity can get estimated restoration times.

Tags: weather , Storms , outages , Pepco , Dominion Virginia Power , Baltimore Gas and Electric , Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative , NOVEC , Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative , SMECO , Joe Rigby , Adrian Fenty

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:52am EDT

Lawmakers blame deregulation for power issues

The Maryland Public Service Commission is being called to investigate.

Tags: outages , Pepco , Baltimore Gas and Electric , deregulation , Kate Ryan , Brian Frosh , Maryland Public Service Commission , Jim Rosapepe

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 12:06pm EDT
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