January 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Pepco Seeks Rate Hike that Will Cost $5.14 a Month

Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission for a rate increase that would add $5.14 to an average consumer’s bill, the company said Tuesday. The rate increase covers $41.4 million for work done in 2017. The company spent about $222.9 million in the year, said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president, in a conference call […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Sound Off on Pepco Rate Increase in Rockville Hearing (VIDEO)

To Jean Sperling of Chevy Chase, Pepco’s energy-efficiency programs save her more than the $7.37 a month her electricity bill would likely increase under a proposed rate hike. “Based upon a value for my buck theory, I support this increase,” Sperling said Wednesday night at a Rockville hearing on the proposed rate increase before the […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Pepco Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday Night

How do you feel about spending $7.37 more a month for electricity? The Public Service Commission wants to know. The PSC is holding a hearing Wednesday night to get citizen input on Pepco’s proposed rate increase, which amounts to a 5.5 percent monthly increase for a typical residential customer. Collectively, rate hike amounts to a […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Flower Branch Apartments Vigil: Today is the one year anniversary of the fatal explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring.  An 8 p.m. vigil is planned to celebrate the resilience of the community. 2. School’s Out Again: Montgomery County […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Police Offers Advice to Avoid Scams

Residents can protect themselves against scams, based on information from the Rockville City Police Department. Phone Call Scam A victim receives a call from someone claiming to be with their local utility company. The caller says that they’re about to cut off your service because of an overdue bill. The caller then tells the victim […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pepco Customers Can Save Money on Friday by Saving Energy

Pepco customers can save energy and money by reducing their electric use between 1 – 5 p.m. Friday. According to a Pepco news release, an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for July 21st. While the region’s power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Hundreds of Residents Without Power in the Gaithersburg Area

Over 3,200 Pepco customers are without power in the Gaithersburg area after strong storms swept thru the area. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said Pepco crews are on the scene and restoration is expected before 7 p.m. He said both outages are in the Gaithersburg area near Midcounty Highway.  

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June 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Leadership Conference III (LIVE STREAM)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation host the third installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of African ancestry. The […]

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Power Outage in Olney Area

Over 1,000 Pepco customers are without power at this hour in the Olney area, according to online outage maps. Electricity should be restored by 6 p.m., according to Pepco map. The #OlneyLibrary has no power. The branch is open and has phone service. #ServiceAlert — MCPL (@MCPL_Libraries) June 19, 2017

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