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Pepco: Six-point plan for outages is working

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.

Tags: Joseph Rigby , Thomas Graham

Friday - 04/15/2011, 09:22am EDT

Survey: Pepco Md. outages may have cost hundreds of millions

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.

Tags: power outage

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 09:31am EDT

Former state's attorney Ivey to examine Pepco issues

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.

Tags: Glenn Ivey , Prince George's County , Claude Bailey , Joseph Rigby , Isiah Leggett , Maryland Public Service Commission , Nathan Hager

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 10:32pm EDT

Report: Pepco has 'ready-shoot-aim' approach

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."

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Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:38am EST

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: Dominion Power , electric , Kristi King

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

Pepco, pandhandling debated at Montgomery Co. meeting

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.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Roger Berliner , phil andrews , Valerie Ervin , panhandling , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 09:59am EST

Mont. Co. wants Pepco to plant trees

To reduce power outages, Pepco has trimmed trees along 1,200 miles of power lines. Now Montgomery County wants them to do some planting.

Tags: Maryland Public Service Commission , Montgomery County , Bob Hainey , the Gazette , Evan Haning

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 03:06pm EST

Pepco failures frustrate Maryland lawmakers

Lawmakers questioned why Maryland's Public Service Commission has been silent about the problems with outages.

Tags: Maryland Public Service Commission , Kate Ryan

Friday - 02/25/2011, 01:38am EST

Pepco efforts pay off with minimal 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.

Tags: outages , Evan Haning

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:47pm EST
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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 , Dominion Power , BGE , brush fire , Prince George's County Fire , Anne Arundel County fire , Montgomery County Fire Department

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