The increase will raise a household's monthly electricity bill by about $2, according to a statement issued by the Maryland Public Service Commission.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Yet another petition against Pepco is underway, but this one stands out from the rest with a catchy song that's ripe for a flash mob.
Amidst the plethora of petitions against Pepco, one petition—"Pack up Pepco"—stands out with its catchy song that's just waiting for use by a flash mob. Written and performed on YouTube by Town of Somerset Council Member Cathy Pickar, the song has a refrain that captures the community's mood well: Six long days and 100 degrees, the sweat drips thick with corporate greed. The live wires dancin' and the hot sparks fly while the people try to celebrate the Fourth of July! Pickar organized the "Pack Up Pepco" petition with the help of neighbors, Rockville resident Abbe Milstein, Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin and other Somerset Council members, Pickar said. Her daughter Crystal Pickar helped her with the website. The petition calls for: The …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The county councilman has launched a petition urging the governor to replace members of the Maryland Public Service Commission.
County Councilman Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring is calling on Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to replace members of the Maryland Public Service Commission, the state regulatory body that oversees Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric. Riemer has launched a petition at a MoveOn.org-sponsored website, The Gazette reports. The petition comes in the wake of mounting frustration with Pepco after the June 29 derecho storm, which left widespread power outages and tens of thousands of people in the heat and dark for days. Nearly 2,400 have signed on to the petition since it launched Friday at noon, Riemer said Monday night, speaking at a meeting of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board. By Tuesday morning, nearly 2,700…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Marylanders may request that utility companies defer installing smart meters in their homes or businesses, pending a decision by the PSC on whether customers will be able to opt out of receiving the smart meters.
In a small score for those against the installation of smart meters in their homes, the Maryland Public Service Commission decided Thursday that Marylanders may request utility companies defer the installation of smart meter devices in their homes or businesses, pending a final decision by the PSC on whether customers may opt out of receiving smart meters. "The [PSC]’s order is effective immediately and affects customers in the Baltimore Gas & Electric, Potomac Electric Power Company [Pepco] and Delmarva Power service territories," according to a PSC statement. "Also, customers who already have smart meters installed, but do not wish to have one, may inform their utility in writing. The utility cannot activate those customers’ smart meter …