An alert Pepco crew has rescued a three-year-old child from a burning home in Upper Marlboro.
Pepco is bracing for the shock of an employee strike after the union representing the electric company’s employees shot down its contract offer Wednesday.
Pepco customers in D.C. will soon be paying higher rates. The D.C. Public Service Commission approved the rate increase Wednesday afternoon.
With warnings of potential derechos and tornados swirling around, it seems the power companies are learning to head the storm at the pass.
Saturday’s storms in wreaked havoc on the D.C. area after possible tornado funnels toured the region, uprooting trees and knocking out power for thousands.
Residents of the D.C. Metropolitan area should be hoping they don’t experience any major power outages in the next few days, with Dominion power short over one hundred employees.
Power outages had utility company employees working overtime this weekend after heavy rains wiped out electricity for many Maryland residents.
Pepco and BGE are no longer billing customers for most of the time they were without power during the 2012 derecho storm, and the result for them is massive reported losses.
Maryland residents are calling for regulators to rethink a decision that allows utility companies to bill its customers to recover profits lost in the day following a power outage. And regulators may be listening.
Pepco is coming under fire for its constant pressure on local officials to approve rate increases for it’s Maryland customers, and those customers are beginning to focus on the group in charge of regulating the utility company.