BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas & Electric says a summer storm that knocked out power to more a million statewide, caused more than 762,000 of its customers to lose power.
BGE says the average outage lasted 37.5 hours and nearly 430,000 were without power at one point. The details are in a report utilities are required to file with the Maryland Public Service Commission.
The outages began Friday June 29 and full service was restored Sunday, July 8. BGE says outages were similar to Hurricane Irene and the utility had 1,000 fewer people, many of whom could not arrive until 2 1/2 days into the recovery. The report was filed days after BGE said it was seeking to increase distribution rates to comply with new state and federal reliability and public safety requirements.
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