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Utilities Ask Customers to Cut Energy Use

Utilities in Maryland and Washington are asking customers to reduce energy use as hot weather blankets the region.


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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