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Pepco executives on Thursday outlined the progress the utility company has made since posting a six-point plan last August, aimed at reducing the extended power outages that have infuriated customers and local leaders region-wide.
The 2010 Pepco power outages cost Maryland customers up to hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a recent survey, possibly exceeding the utility's earnings for the year.
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Former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey is on a new case: looking into Pepco's well-documented reliability issues during storms.
Pepco has told its customers that they will have to pay more to see fewer outages. But independent consultants tell Maryland's Public Service Commission that the utility's plans for spending money on improvements are "almost certainly poorly targeted."
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.
Transportation and taxes, power outages and panhandling. Montgomery County residents spoke out about them all at a town hall meeting in our area last night.
To reduce power outages, Pepco has trimmed trees along 1,200 miles of power lines. Now Montgomery County wants them to do some planting.
Lawmakers questioned why Maryland's Public Service Commission has been silent about the problems with outages.
Pepco contractors trimmed trees adjacent to more than 1,500 miles of power lines, helping to decrease outages from the latest round of winter weather. WTOP's Evan Haning has the report.
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.