November 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Subscriptions Now Available for Future Community Solar Farm 

Low and moderate-income Montgomery County residents who receive electricity through Pepco can now sign up to use solar power through a future community solar farm. “Anyone who receives an electric bill can benefit including renters, residents in multi-unit buildings, municipalities, nonprofits and businesses that don’t own their roofs,” according to a release from the county. […]

Read more

July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

Read more

August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

Read more

June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Power Outage in Olney Area

Over 1,000 Pepco customers are without power at this hour in the Olney area, according to online outage maps. Electricity should be restored by 6 p.m., according to Pepco map. The #OlneyLibrary has no power. The branch is open and has phone service. #ServiceAlert pic.twitter.com/bTRQrLX1vU — MCPL (@MCPL_Libraries) June 19, 2017

Read more

February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Asks PSC to Enforce Reliability Requirements in Pepco/Exelon Merger (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee, is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to enforce the reliability requirements in its order approving the Pepco/Exelon merger. According to Berliner, a key element of the PSC’s approval, back in 2015, “was that Pepco’s reliability performance […]

Read more

September 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

PSC Holds Hearing in Rockville on Pepco’s Request to Hike Rates (VIDEO)

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on Sept. 6 in Rockville to hear from residents and business leaders about a Pepco request to raise rates. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. According to the PSC, the rate hike would increase the typical Pepco residential customer’s bill by about $13 a month. Montgomery County […]

Read more

May 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Launches Online Application Portal for Solar Power

Pepco is trying to make it easier for District of Columbia and Maryland customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to the electric distribution system. According to a Pepco news release, these changes should allow customers, who are interested in installing solar panels, to bypass the paper process and instead complete […]

Read more

January 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds of Pepco Customers Without Power in Montgomery County

UPDATED 4:27 p.m. There are now just over 300 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County. UPDATED 1:27 p.m. The power is coming back on for some without power this Saturday. Totals now down to just over 800 customers in Montgomery County. UPDATED 12:18 p.m. There are over now over 1,500 Pepco customers in Montgomery […]

Read more

January 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

What to Do When the Power Goes Out

So what do you do if your power out goes out during this weekend’s winter storm? Three power companies provide electrical service to Montgomery County residents, depending on where you live, and all the companies request  that their customers report power outages and downed electrical wires. Here is how to do that: BG&E Call 877.778.2222 or […]

Read more

January 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Image of Pepco truck door with Pepco logo

UPDATED: Power Outage in Germantown

UPDATED Over 6,000 Pepco customers were without power in Montgomery County on Saturday night, according to online outage maps. According to Pepco’s Twitter account, crews were responding to an outage in Germantown. So far, no word on what caused the outage. Customers reported that their power was restored around midnight. Remember, if your power goes […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter