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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Thursday a newly formed task force is set to explore the best way to bury power lines in the District, a costly game-changer intended to thwart the kind of long term power outages that plagued the capital region after a fierce windstorm on June 29.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Thursday a newly formed task force will explore the best way to bury power lines in the District, a costly game changer intended to thwart the kind of long-term power outages that plagued the capital region after a fierce windstorm on June 29.
Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy as high temperatures descend on the D.C. area.
People on both sides of the power lines agree the derecho storm that barreled through the Washington area in late June brought wicked weather, the likes of which have never been experienced in the region.
Citing Pepco’s lack of reliability and failure to invest in improving its infrastructure, the Maryland Public Service Commission denied most of a requested rate increase for the utility and decreased its rate of return to investors on Friday.
Members of the Montgomery County Council on Thursday unleashed their frustration with Pepco, publicly scolding the beleaguered utility company for what they deemed an "antiquated system" that "let [its] infrastructure go to hell."
Pepco officials say they are ready and willing to enter into serious talks with customers and the D.C. government about burying power lines, an expensive proposition viewed as an antidote to power outages like those that afflicted the region during the heat wave and monster thunderstorm earlier this month.
Pepco officials told a D.C. Council committee on Friday they are ready and willing to enter serious talks with customers and the city government about burying power lines in the District, an expensive proposition that is viewed as an antidote to power outages like those that afflicted the region during a heat wave this month.
The D.C. government will pay food-stamp recipients who say they lost food because of recent power outages, officials said — even though the majority of stores doing business in food stamps sell almost no perishable foods.