Menu

Metro will stay open an hour later for Game 5, Wharf opening

  • Published in Local

metro logoWASHINGTON – Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday Exelon will fund the extra hour of service so riders will be able to enter select stations after 11 p.m.

“Tonight, the District of Columbia will host a Nationals’ NLDS championship game and an exciting opening of The Wharf,” said Bowser. “We want everyone attending these events to enjoy their experience and have a safe ride home at the end of the night. Go Nats and enjoy the Wharf!” 

 “Our commitment to the D.C. community extends beyond powering our customers’ homes and businesses," said Exelon CEO Chris Crane said. "We want to make sure they can enjoy these landmark events in D.C. and have options for getting home safely and efficiently, and we are pleased to partner with Mayor Bowser to make this happen.” 

Read more...

Berliner renews battle against Pepco

  • Published in Local

Council President Roger Berliner (D-1) is calling for “financial consequences” for Pepco after the power company failed to meet its reliability targets for 2016 after its merger with Exelon.

During his Monday news conference, Berliner, a frequent critic of Pepco, said the power company should pay financially for its lack of improvement in its reliability since the Maryland Public Service Commission approved Pepco’s merger last year with Exelon, a Fortune 100 energy company based in Chicago.

“A deal is a deal, and if there aren’t consequences, it’s simply not OK,” Berliner said.

Read more...

Pepco prices draw local outrage

  • Published in Local

Berliner decries 'offensive' proposed rate increase by power company

Pepco Logo

ROCKVILLE – Local elected officials spoke out against a proposed rate hike by Pepco Tuesday during a Maryland Public Service Commission public hearing, saying a nearly increase would burden residents.

“This rate request is particularly offensive to ratepayers given the highly-touted $50 rate credit given to customers as a result of the Pepco and Exelon merger,” said Montgomery County Council member Roger Berliner (D-1), who has repeatedly criticized Pepco’s management during his time on council. “That paltry sum would be erased in a mere three-and-a-half-months if this proposed rate increase is adopted.”

Berliner also criticized Pepco for prior reliability problems though other speakers said the utility company has improved its service.

Read more...

Pepco pledges $25 million each to Montgomery, PG after merger

  • Published in Local

Pepco Logo

Pepco officials are paying approximately $25 million each to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to help fund energy efficiency and green energy programs.

The Thursday announcement came two months after company executives said they are requesting approval for a 10 percent utility rate increase in order to update infrastructure, which would cost the average utility rate pay an extra $15 per month.

Pepco spokesperson Vince Morris said the rate increase would have come regardless of the merger.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett concurred, saying that even without the merger, Pepco would still have to raise rates to deal with their gaping infrastructure issues.

Read more...

Going Up!

  • Published in Local

Pepco officials propose a 10 percent utility rate increase for local customers.

 

Pepco Logo

Pepco officials have proposed a 10 percent utility rate increase for its Maryland residential customers, which would increase monthly utility bills by $15 for people paying the average monthly bill of $152.

That totals an extra $180 a year in increased utility rates at a time when county taxpayers may be facing other tax and fee increases in Fiscal Year 2017.

The Pepco proposal comes less than three weeks after Pepco spokesperson Vince Morris said the company would not increase utility rates following its merger with Exelon Holdings Inc.

Read more...

Pepco Promises No Increase

  • Published in Local

Some still skeptical of merger with Exelon while spokesperson vows better service

 

WASHINGTON – The merger of Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon should have little short-term effect on Montgomery County utility payers who are used to paying their monthly bills to Pepco, according to a Pepco spokesperson.

Long-term, Pepco officials said Exelon's $6.8 billion acquisition of Pepco allows the utility company to put more money into infrastructure development to prevent power outages.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed