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Md. Power Companies Barred From Shutting Off Service Until May 31

The Maryland Public Service Commission is giving utility customers a break after an unusually cold winter.


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Md. Commission Orders Power Utilities to Improve Post-Derecho

The Maryland Public Service Commission says electric utilities need to “harden” distribution systems to improve reliability following last summer’s derecho, in which nearly 1 million customers lost power.


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PSC to Conduct Further Hearings on Smart Meters

Maryland’s Public Service Commission has decided ratepayers of three utilities can potentially opt-out of installing smart meters.


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O’Malley Appoints PSC Chairman to Judgeship

Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed the chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission to be a judge on the state’s intermediate appellate court, and the governor has named a new director of public affairs for his administration.



Md. Utilities Barred from Charging for First 24 Hours Without Power

Maryland utilities can no longer charge their customers extra for sales lost during the first 24 hours of a major power outage, a ruling that arrives just in time for Hurricane Sandy.