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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: Dominion Power , power outages , WTOP Answer Desk , Michelle Basch , David Morehead , Rodney Blevins

Friday - 08/06/2010, 04:45pm 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: power outages , BGE , NOVEC , SMECO

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

Pepco grades itself on customer communication

Pepco is defending its response to Sunday's storm, but says it does not deserve a good grade for customer communication.

Tags: politics program , Mark Plotkin , severe weather , Tom Graham

Friday - 07/30/2010, 02:23pm EDT

Metro riders rescued after live wire falls on track

The 41 passengers got stuck when a storm brought a power line down on the tracks.

Tags: Metro , Andre Francis , MARC , Amtrak

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 06:19pm 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 , Dominion Virginia Power , Baltimore Gas and Electric , BGE , Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative , NOVEC , Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative , SMECO , Joe Rigby , Adrian Fenty

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

Montgomery Co. Council prods Pepco for answers

Roger Berliner, who serves Bethesda, blasted the Pepco executive. "My constituents are so tired of the unreliability of Pepco's system," Berliner told Graham. "You ought to have the best delivery system money can buy, and in the computer age, in which reliability of service is so important, we have a very unreliable system."

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Roger Berliner , Tom Graham , Martin O'Malley , Rockville , Nancy Navarro , Bethesda , Duchy Trachtenberg , Maryland Public Service Commission

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 07:39pm EDT

Lawmakers blame deregulation for power issues

The Maryland Public Service Commission is being called to investigate.

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

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

How do power companies prioritize outages?

The priorities are hospitals, police departments and fire stations, says Pepco spokesman David Morehead.

Tags: outages , BGE , Baltimore Gas and Electric

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 09:31am EDT

Fenty to Pepco: Help us help you

Standing in front of a toppled tree in Northwest D.C. Monday, Fenty complained that Pepco has not been very forthcoming with information. The mayor says the District is ready to move downed trees if Pepco would turn off electricity in the area of downed wires.

Tags: Adrian Fenty , Storms , downed trees , power outages , DDOT , Gabe Klein , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 07/26/2010, 04:54pm EDT

Storms knock out power in Md. and Va.

Crews are working to restore electricity across the WTOP listening area.

Tags: Dominion Virginia , BGE , Evan Haning

Monday - 07/19/2010, 07:15am EDT
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