More Problems for Pepco

Maryland Public Service Commission to hold hearing

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Elected leaders demand answers from Pepco after repeated outages this summer.

    Things are back to normal at the site of the transformer fire near the White House this weekend, but Pepco still has a lot of work ahead.

    Tomorrow the Maryland Public Service Commission holds a hearing, and Pepco will have to answer why we've had so many power outages lately.

    This weekend and last Thursday, underground transformer fires prompted the evacuation of several major hotels. Those incidents followed a series of major power outages from summer storms.

    Pepco Facing Strong Criticism for Outages

    [DC] Pepco Facing Strong Criticism for Outages
    After weeks of storm-related power outages, some Pepco customers say they've had it, and some lawmakers are questioning the company's reliability and preparedness for future storms.

    Complaints from customers and politicians prompted the Maryland Public Service Commission to schedule a hearing to look into Pepco's ability to service its customers.

    The commission will focus on the numbers of people who lost power, how long they were without power, the root causes of the failures and Pepco's failure to communicate effectively with customers during outages.

    Pepco Under Fire

    [DC] Pepco Under Fire
    The utility company is preparing to face tough questions about its response and reliability after transformer fires and power outages.

    Pepco faces the commission 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Baltimore.


    Fan, Follow and Text: Get the latest from NBCWashington.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCBREAKING to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)