Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers.
More than 3,000 Pepco customers are in the dark in Montgomery County Tuesday night.
Maryland regulators have granted conditional approval for a proposed $6.8 billion merger between Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc.
An aging energy infrastructure and workforce could mean that widespread power outages like Tuesday’s, which affected the White House, the Capitol and thousands of other customers throughout Maryland and D.C., could become more and more prevalent.
Pepco says 3,000 of its customers in Washington were without power on Sunday due to a blown fuse box and a faulty underground cable.
Thousands of residents of Dupont Circle remain without power Tuesday after three feeders failed in the morning, Pepco says.
Pepco and the D.C. Department of Transportation have been given the go-ahead to start phase one of a 10-year plan to move power lines across the city underground.
It’s been just over two years since the derecho left 1.5 million people in our area without power, and Pepco is outlining when D.C. residents can expect new underground power lines to be installed in the city.
A boy is dead and thousands of people in Maryland and Virginia are in the dark after strong storms moved through the region Tuesday night.
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested.