power outages

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Register To Speak At First ‘Powerline Undergrounding’ Meeting Thursday

In the days following the late June derecho storm that left hundreds of thousands of residents without power in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, everyone was questioning why our power lines were still above ground whey they’re subjected to severe weather, when we can just put them below ground and be done with it.


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Maryland PSC To Reconsider Utility Reimbursement Policy In Event Of Power Outages

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.


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Pepco Defends Response To Massive Power Outages

Pepco is defending its response to the deadly outbreak of thunderstorms last month that left hundreds of thousands of Baltimore-Washington area customers without electricity for several sweltering days.


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More Storms Hit Washington Region Causing Thousands Of More Outages

Severe thunderstorms tore through the Washington region, leaving thousands of residents without power and flooding roads.


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Hardware Failure Caused Outages On Metro Over Weekend

Metro officials say a hardware failure caused their train monitoring system to shut down twice over the weekend.


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Maryland Senators Ask MD PSC To Impose Fines Of More Than $100 Million Each For PEPCO And BGE

Senators Jim Rosapepe and Brian Frosh say the money would fund a “Surge Reserve” of trained workers to end long power failures.


File photo of a knocked over power line from the Mid-Atlantic storms. (credit: Getty Images)

More Than 112,000 In Virginia Without Electricity

Thousands of electricity customers in Virginia remain without service but utility crews are making progress.


Matt MacCartney of Chesapeake, Md., a member of a tree cutting crew from Auburey's Landscaping, works to dismantle a giant southern red oak tree that was blown over in last Friday's deadly storm on July 2, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Nearly 1 Million People To Spend Fourth Of July Without Electricity

Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic were preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America’s founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning.


A hand-written sign about local power company Pepco hangs on a pole in a residential neighborhood on July 2, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maryland Resident: Utility Companies ‘Always Unprepared’ For Storms

Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 22 storm deaths could rise because of stifling conditions and generator fumes.


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Power Outages Lead To More Government And School Closings

The federal government went back to work Tuesday, but plenty of public schools are still without power. Also, some government agencies are giving their employees to work from home. See the full list of closings.