derecho

October 3, 2012 | Staff Writer

Governor Martin O'Malley picture

Governor O’Malley Announces Grid Resiliency Solution

Grid Resiliency Task Force Report considers the impact of potential infrastructure investments. Governor Martin O’Malley today released findings and recommendations to improve the resiliency of Maryland’s electric distribution system. The report, “Weathering the Storm: Report of the Grid Resiliency Taskforce,” contains 11 recommendations, including a four-step implementation plan that would accelerate investment designed to strengthen […]

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September 24, 2012 | Staff Writer

County and WSSC Meeting (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with the media at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 for his weekly press conference. He discussed the recent meeting with the county, WSSC and Pepco about the derecho storm that came close to leaving the County without water.

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September 15, 2012 | Staff Writer

Pepco repair truck

County Files Comments on Pepco (Video)

Montgomery County filed  comments with the Public Service Commission regarding Pepco’s performance following the derecho storm of June 29th.  Council President Roger Berliner explains the county’s concerns in this report. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 10, 2012 | Staff Writer

Man giving testimony at the August 7 Public Service Commission Hearing on Pepco

PSC Public Hearing (Video)

The Public Service Commission heard from the public at a hearing on Aug. 7 at the Council Office Building. Here’s a portion of one resident’s testimony. View the entire Public Service Commission Hearing by clicking on “MD PSC Response to Storm Debrief”.

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August 10, 2012 | Staff Writer

C. Ellis at PSC Hearing (08-07-12)

“Powerless In Potomac” (Video)

Dozens of residents testified at the Public Service Commission’s Aug. 7 hearing in Rockville including this resident who referred to himself as “powerless in Potomac.” Take a listen. View the entire Public Service Commission Hearing by clicking on “MD PSC Response to Storm Debrief”.

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August 10, 2012 | Staff Writer

PSC Hearing – Residents Testimony (Video)

The Public Service Commission heard from the public at a hearing on Aug. 7 at the Council Office Building. View the entire Public Service Commission Hearing by clicking on “MD PSC Response to Storm Debrief”.

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July 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Image of a wooden horse with the words "Pepco help" sprayed painted in it at ebd of street in Aspen Hill, MD

Pepco Files Storm Outage Report

On July 30, Pepco filed its storm outage report with the Maryland Public Service Commission. The report outlines the company’s response before and after the June 29 derecho. The report includes data and photos documenting the damage sustained and the company’s restoration efforts . According to the report: “Pepco restored power as quickly as possible, […]

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July 27, 2012 | Staff Writer

Pepco Debriefing (Video)

The Montgomery County Council held a debriefing with the Public Service Commission and Pepco on July 19. Susan Kenedy reports.

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July 24, 2012 | Staff Writer

Tree debris removal work

Tree Debris Removal Completion (Video)

From Montgomery County Department of Transportation The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services (DHS) County has completed the special, one-time only, storm tree debris collection from County-maintained roads.  Crews drove the County’s 217 snow plow routes and collected debris within the County right-of-way resulting from the destructive derecho storm that occurred on […]

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July 21, 2012 | Staff Writer

Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham

“I Think You Meant the Opposite” (Video)

Pepco has been under fire for some of its communication with customers following recent power outages and on July 19 in front of the County Council, Pepco President Thomas Graham himself struggled with his opening statement that included some double negatives. Council President Roger Berliner tried to help Graham before the crowd responded with a […]

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