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For some, power will be out until Sunday

Intense winds whipping through the area Friday caused huge power outages. While many will see their lights come back on by Saturday, some BGE customers won't get power back until Sunday or even Monday.

Tags: Pepco , electric , Kristi King

Friday - 02/25/2011, 10:46am EST

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 , BGE , brush fire , Prince George's County Fire , Anne Arundel County fire , Montgomery County Fire Department

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

Fairfax Co. debates purchase of $400M waste-to-energy plant

Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin is poised to recommend the county buy a trash incinerator in Lorton.

Tags: Covanta Energy , waste-to-energy , Lorton , Anthony Griffin , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Robby Demeria , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Pat Herrity , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:13pm EST

Fed. program to help families with winter heating bills

High heating bills are around the corner, but a federal program is just in time to help customers who have trouble paying up.

Tags: heating bills , Utility Bills , utility company , Pepco

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 03:32pm EST

Why is power restored more quickly this storm?

Listeners are wondering why many people who lost power in this latest storm appear to be getting it back more quickly than last time around.

Tags: Pepco , power outages , WTOP Answer Desk , Michelle Basch , David Morehead , Rodney Blevins

Friday - 08/06/2010, 04:45pm EDT

McDonnell talks trash after visiting Lorton plant

Currently, Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility handles a million tons of trash per year, producing enough electricity to power 80,000 homes. The energy created is the equivalent of about 500,000 barrels of oil per year.

Tags: Lorton , Covanta Energy , waste-to-energy , Bob McDonnell , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:52pm EDT

Expect an 'estimated power bill' this month

You are probably expecting a higher power bill this month, considering how much time was spent inside during February's record-setting snowfall.

Tags: Baltimore Gas and Electric , Pepco , Kristi King

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 06:59am EST