Md. Gov.: State Should Investigate Pepco's Handling Of Power Outages

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    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on state regulators to look into Pepco's handling of power outages that affected 300,000 customers last month.

    O'Malley sent a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission requesting an investigation of Pepco's response to last month's outages.

    In the letter, O'Malley notes a violent thunderstorm on July 25 caused outages that lasted up to five days for some Pepco customers. Outages of that length cause economic hardships for both residential and commercial customers, O'Malley said.

    The commission said it will respond to the governor's request, and Pepco said the company is looking forward to working with the governor and the commission to improve reliability.

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