Pepco Asks for Electricity Rate Hike

Average customer would pay about $6 more each month

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    A Pepco worker checks lines in Bethesda, Md.

    Pepco is asking the District Public Service Commission for a rate hike.

    The 6.23 precent hike would cost the average D.C. customer about $5.89 per month. That means a typical monthly bill would run about $100.

    The additional money would help pay for upgrades to the power system, Pepco said.

    The utility is looking for an answer to its request within nine months.