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March 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco Says 889 Without Power in Montgomery

Pepco has restored power for almost all of the 252,000 customers who lost power because of last week’s nor’easter. According to the utility’s website, 889 Montgomery County customers still were without power as of 10 a.m. Monday. Crews will continue to work until service is restored to every customer, according to a Pepco news release. […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Power Outages in Montgomery County Top 100,000 Customers

More than 100,000 customers in Montgomery County are without power Friday evening at 8 p.m., according to Pepco outage map. Pepco continues to work around the clock and wants customers know they are committed to restoring service to customers as quickly and safely as possible. To report downed power lines and outages, call 1.877.737.2662 or […]

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March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

More than 80,000 Without Power Across the County

Thousands of households and businesses are without power as Friday’s wind gusts powers through Montgonery County. More than 80,000 power outages were reported to Pepco at 5:09 p.m. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said that all “crews are working around the clock to restore power quickly and safely.” Meanwhile, Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order […]

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March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What to Do If You See a Downed Power Line

Friday’s heavy wind gusts have resulted in power outages and damages across Montgomery County including downed power lines which can be dangerous, according to Pepco Spokesperson Marcus Beal. “When you have wind gust like this, they can cause trouble with overhead lines and equipment,” he said. Since the National Weather Service predicts that the winds will […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco: Crews Working to Restore Power

Pepco said Friday morning that all available personnel are responding to restore service as safely and quickly as possible. More than 55,000 Pepco customers across the region have lost electrical service from the rain and 70 mph winds, the company said in a statement. As the high winds continue through the day and evening, so […]

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February 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Tax Law Leads Pepco to Reduce Rate Increase Request

A month ago, Pepco filed for a rate increase with the Maryland Public Service Commission that would add $5.14 to an average customer’s bill. The utility amended that request Monday, reducing the increase by $2.92, reflecting tax savings from the federal tax bill. The increase could instead be $2.22. “It really depends on what the […]

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January 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Groundbreaking for New Six-Mile Trail

Montgomery Park officials held a groundbreaking ceremony early Thursday to celebrate the start of construction for a new trail coming to Montgomery County that will connect the Muddy Branch Stream Valley to South Germantown Recreational Park. Pepco Trail is a six-mile, natural surface, multi-use trail that is being created and maintained through a collaboration between […]

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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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