Pepco wants customers to pay more so the utility can make improvements to the system.
The power company asked the Maryland Public Service Commission Friday to authorize a $60 million increase in base distribution rates.
That equals about a 5 percent increase on a typical customer's bill. Customers who currently pay $143 per month, would pay an extra $7 per bill.
In exchange, Pepco will speed up improvements planned over the next 3 years, officials said.