Category: Pepco

Pepco to Provide 2,000 Free Trees to its Customers

Pepco is providing 2,000 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Launched as a pilot initiative in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program helps customers conserve energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting. Pepco customers can reserve their free trees today at www.arborday.org/pepco or […]

Saturday March 22nd, 2014 in Announcements, Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Helps Customers Plan for Potential High Winter Bills

Pepco wants to remind customers who are having trouble keeping their accounts current through these cold weather stretches and higher usage periods that resources are available to them. “We have a wide range of payment options that we offer customers and also offer to work individually with any customer on ways they can better manage […]

Friday January 31st, 2014 in Pepco | No Comments »

Residents Urged to Conserve Electricity

Grid Operator Again Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity. More Frigid Weather Prompts Emergency Actions; Customers Asked to Extend Hours of Curtailed Energy Usage Pepco and PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, are issuing an urgent appeal for customers to conserve electricity […]

Tuesday January 28th, 2014 in Announcements, Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Warns Customers of Fake Invoices

Pepco is warning its customers that scammers posing as third-party energy suppliers are sending fake utility bills via email to some utility customers around the country. The email asks that customers click on a link contained within the email. It is suspected that, by clicking the link, the customer’s computer could become infected with a […]

Saturday January 18th, 2014 in Announcements, Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Seeks $43.3 Million Rate Hike

Pepco has asked Maryland regulators Wednesday for a $43.3 million rate increase that would boost the average electric bill by $4.80 a month for residential customers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Please read here for more. On Wednesday, December 4th Pepco filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission a request to increase distribution rates […]

Monday December 16th, 2013 in Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Plans to Replace Trees By Next Month

Recently PEPCO contractors performed utility line clearance tree pruning and/or tree removal in our neighborhood. A tree near our home, in the public right-of-way was removed during the course of the electric line clearance work. The State of Maryland has a Road side tree law that requires trees to be replaced when they are removed […]

Tuesday November 20th, 2012 in Environment, Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Launches New Streetlight Reporting System

Pepco has launched a new upgraded streetlight reporting system for its customers. The new streamlined reporting system improves the ability of customers to use pole numbers and addresses to submit streetlight outages via the Internet. With the click of a mouse, customers can access maps depicting streetlight locations using the “Bing” mapping engine that is […]

Sunday November 18th, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

Questions Abound with Pepco’s Post-Drecho Tree Work

I reported earlier that Pepco will appear to our next Tuesday’s Council worksession. I asked residents to send me questions that we can discuss them during this meeting. Here are a few questions and comments I have so far. First, I think we should commend Pepco for their work in restoring power following Hurricane / […]

Friday November 2nd, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco to Discuss Tree Works on November 7 Worksession

Due to continued concerns from residents about Pepco’s recent tree pruning work in the city, we have asked Pepco’s Maryland VP to appear at our November 7 worksession and discuss those concerns further. We’re in particular concerned about their tree pruning policies and communication of these works with affected residents. We are hearing from quite […]

Friday October 26th, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

Free Trees, First-Come, First-Served

As part of our Energy-Saving Trees Program, a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Pepco is offering up to two free trees per residential customer in the Pepco region — up to a total of 2,300 trees — on a first-come, first-served basis. Pepco’s goal is to help customers conserve energy and reduce household electricity […]

Saturday October 20th, 2012 in Environment, Pepco | No Comments »

Pepco Responds to Power Outages and Tree Pruning

Since the recent triple single day power failures and subsequent removal of scores of trees in the neighborhood, many of you have asked to find the root cause of Pepco’s actions. Thankfully Pepco’s VP of operations has come back to me yesterday with his responses that I want to share with you. I do have […]

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 in Pepco | 1 Comment »

Pepco’s Tree Work – Excessive, Causing Power Failure?

Allegations are swirling among residents in north College Park that Pepco’s recent tree work has probably caused the recent triple power failure and was way too excessive. First, there have been a number of concerns about the excessive nature of these tree works. Many of the trees were completely removed, instead of pruned in order […]

Monday July 30th, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

Double Blackouts Hit North College Park

Yesterday afternoon, the vast majority of north College Park neighborhoods went through two power outages within 4 hours period. The first blackout happened around lunch time which lasted about an hour. The second one was a bit more serious. It lasted for several hours for some residents. These kind of incidents are quite unusual because […]

Tuesday July 24th, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

Majority of Pepco Rate Increase Request Denied

The Maryland Public Service Commission rejected most of Pepco’s rate increase request at Friday’s deadline. Pepco requested a $68 million hike. The PSC rejected $50 million of that. The approved portion of the request amounts to a 1.69 percent increase for customers — or $2.02 more per typical residential monthly bill. That increase meets requirements […]

Sunday July 22nd, 2012 in Pepco | No Comments »

PSC Asked to Fine Pepco $100M, But Should it?

College Park Senator Jim Rosapepe and MonCo Senator Brian Frosh have asked Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to fine both Pepco and BGE $100M each to fund a “Surge Reserve” of trained workers to end long power failures. And they have launched a web-based petition where consumers can add their names. “The results of (the […]

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Sunday July 15th, 2012 in Pepco | 2 Comments »