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. […]

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August 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches First Community Solar Panel Program 

The Paddington Square Apartments complex in Silver Spring is the site of Montgomery County’s first community solar panel project, leaders announced at the residences Tuesday. The 286 kilowatts of solar panel energy will be subscribed to county households in increments of about three kilowatts per household, Montgomery County Green Bank CEO Tom Deyo said. Those […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco: Crews Working to Restore Power

Pepco said Friday morning that all available personnel are responding to restore service as safely and quickly as possible. More than 55,000 Pepco customers across the region have lost electrical service from the rain and 70 mph winds, the company said in a statement. As the high winds continue through the day and evening, so […]

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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 […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Windy Weather Brings Wires and Tree Branches Down, Kensington House Apartments Lose Power (PHOTOS)

Strong winds brought tree limbs, branches and wires down in some areas of Montgomery County on Sunday afternoon. In Kensington, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a pole was snapped by the wind in the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue near Kensington Parkway. Piringer said the roads were closed and 140 apartments at Kensington […]

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Says Company Is Prepared for Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and rain from 10 p.m. tonight until tomorrow morning. Residents are advised to expect between one to three inches of snow. Pepco officials said they are monitoring the storm and have about 150 linemen, 200 contractors and 200 tree crews available to respond. […]

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October 1, 2015 | Staff Writer

Pepco Preparing for Heavy Rain and Possible Outages

Pepco is preparing for possible outages with forecasts calling for heavy rain this weekend, possibly producing localized flooding. Early forecasts also show that Hurricane Joaquin could generate additional heavy rain with sustained winds over 40 mph Sunday evening or early Monday in our area. According to a Pepco news release, officials are monitoring weather forecasts […]

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September 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 3rd, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Planning Board returns from its summer recess and board members are scheduled to review the White Flint 2 Sector Plan – Scope of Work today. 2. Solar power is the topic of an Environment Maryland news conference to be […]

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June 19, 2015 | Krista Brick

UPDATED: About 3,000 Pepco Customers Without Power

UPDATED, June 19, 10:45 a.m. –  Pepco has restored power to about 1,000 customers in Gaithersburg but there are still more than 1,000 customers without power in Bethesda. According to Pepco Spokesman Bob Hainey, crews brought about 1,000 customers back online from the Kentlands and Lakelands communities in Gaithersburg but about 500 in that area […]

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March 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leggett Gives Stamp of Approval on Exelon/Pepco Merger

Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that they have reached a settlement agreement with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in the proceeding before the Maryland Public Service Commission to review the companies’ proposed merger. The commission is expected to decide on the merger application April 8. The two counties represent all of Pepco’s Maryland customers […]

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