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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 , BGE , power outage , Maryland Public Service Commission

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

Pepco: New grid will reduce length of outages

The Washington region's largest energy utility company plans to install new devices in area homes that it says would reduce power outages from hours to mere seconds.

Tags: smart meters , smart meter , Thomas Graham , Maryland Public Service Commission , Utility Bills , utility company , Max Smith , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:25am EST

D.C. resident: Pepco could have prevented fire

A local utility company may have been responsible for a fire in Northwest just after the Christmas weekend, which fire officials say started from faulty electrical wires.

Tags: fire , Northwest , Neal Augenstein , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 02:08pm EST

WTOP Snow Emergency Guide

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

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

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

Pepco may trim customers' trees without permission

Pepco is drawing additional criticism from local lawmakers for a new policy toward tree trimming on private property, just days after the power company was classified one of the worst in the nation.

Tags: outages , Roger Berliner , george Nelson

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:09am EST

Pepco seeks increased rates, points to 6-point plan

Executives from the region's largest power provider announced increased consumer rates Monday, and a six-point plan aimed at combating the incidence of power outages, recently classified as among the country's worst.

Tags: power outage , power outages , Neal Augenstein , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 12/06/2010, 12:52pm EST

Pepco to outline '5-year improvement plan'

The day after the Washington Post's analysis Sunday of Pepco's poor performance rate, the utility company invited news media to its headquarters to hear an explanation.

Tags: Washington Post , Utility Bills , utility company

Monday - 12/06/2010, 08:34am 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 , Dominion Power ,

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

Pepco: Quarter-billion-dollar plan begins to pay off

A local utility company has begun to implement some of the improvements it promised at the end of the summer, following backlash from some regional outages that left hundreds of thousands without power for days.

Tags: Gary Keeler , power line , power outages

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 10:25am EST

Squirrel blamed for power outage in Northwest D.C.

Pepco says that a squirrel caused a power outage in Northwest D.C. Sunday morning.

Tags: power outage

Sunday - 11/14/2010, 12:07pm EST
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