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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 , Pepco , 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

Survey asks Montgomery Co. customers about Pepco

A Montgomery County work group is still surveying residents and businesses about the impact of power outages.

Tags: Pepco , Maryland Public Service Commission , Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County , survey , Kate Ryan , Pepco survey

Monday - 01/31/2011, 02:15pm EST

O'Malley, Md. officials blast Pepco

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has blasted Pepco in a letter to its CEO, saying he is outraged and calling the company's power restoration rate after last week's winter weather "dismal."

Tags: Pepco , Joseph Rigby , Martin O'Malley , Andrew Mollenbeck , Gary Emerling , Barbara Mikulski , Isiah Leggett , Roger Berliner , Maryland Public Service Commission

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 07:41pm 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: Pepco , power outage , Neal Augenstein , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 12/06/2010, 12:52pm 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: Pepco , Gary Keeler , power line ,

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

Potomac community decides to solve power outage problem on their own

People who are "mad as hell" at Pepco for losing power for days during this year's winter and summer storms aren't just shouting out their windows, they're actually doing something about.

Tags: Pepco , River Falls community , Don Sladkin

Saturday - 09/18/2010, 11:29am EDT

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 , Dominion Power , 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: Pepco , BGE , NOVEC , SMECO

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 08:13am 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 , Pepco , downed trees , DDOT , Gabe Klein , Hank Silverberg

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