*Update* on Pepco’s Reliability Woes

Posted on May 5, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

UPDATE 5/5/2011:

HB 391/SB 692 was passed by the Maryland General Assembly before the end of the session.  See Gary’s legislative round up post for more details.

Also, you can read the recommendations of a Montgomery County Pepco Work Group which produced a 200+ page report with community and expert input and recommendations for Pepco.  (Read back-story HERE)

The main conclusion of the report was: the number and duration of outages in the Pepco territory is ABOVE the acceptable norm and is getting worse over time.

However, the work group also pointed to communication issues between the County and Pepco, as well as inadequate oversight by the PSC as key issues.

The main recommendation was for Pepco to develop and execute a comprehensive  multi-year improvement plan with the impetus of serious financial incentives and consequences from the PSC and others to align the utility’s priorities with that of the community.  Hopefully, the newly passed state legislation will do just that.

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