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