Posts Tagged ‘Pepco’

The Needle: Look at Him Now

 
Still Not Over: Chris Brown rejected a plea deal on his misdemeanor assault charges in D.C. Court today, which means this still isn't over and there could be a trial in D.C. -4
Pony Up: Increased Metrorail and bus fares go into effect on Sunday. Metrorail fares will increase an average of 3 percent, or 10 cents per trip, [...]

Two-Hour Power Outage in Upper Northwest: Chaos Reigns!

Last night, 1,122 households in Northwest D.C. were out of power for about two hours. The outage affected some households in Glover Park, but most of the Pepco customers left in the dark lived just south of Tenleytown in Wesley Heights, according to Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey.
The outage started around 7:42 p.m. Tuesday night [...]

District Line Daily: It’s Electric!

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Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. nuclear operator, agreed to purchase Pepco for $6.8 billion in cash, [...]

The Needle: Silver Linings

Silver Linings: The D.C. area got its first glimpse of the new Metro map with the soon-to-be Silver Line on it. +1
Chronic Pain:The District has been slow moving in making medical marijuana easily accessible to patients, and as of now, only 25 people have licenses. -5

The Needle: Sandwich Edition

This (Sandwich) Town: To review This Town, Mark Leibovich's poison-pen letter to wide swaths of official Washington media and political operatives, the New York Times turned to David Shribman, the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a former Boston Globe Washington bureau chief. How former? Shribman "departed a decade ago," he says. Maybe that explains [...]

District Line Daily: Plane Crashes Into Apartment

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Residents of a Herndon apartment building woke up to a crashed plane in their building early [...]

The Needle: Pricey Power

Zapped: Pepco wants to raise rates on D.C. customers. -1
Squeezed: Georgetown's fans say they'll unfurl what they claim is the largest homemade sign in college basketball history in the team's game against Syracuse on Saturday. +3

Pepco Warns Snow Could Cause “Extended Power Outages”

If a big storm's coming, you know what it's time for: a Pepco robocall. In a call to customers this afternoon, Pepco warns that the approaching storm could knock out power.
"Weather forecasts predict heavy wet snow and high winds which can bring down trees and cause extended power outages," a woman reads on the announcement. [...]

District Line Daily: Heroic Pepco?

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Hurricane break's over, it's news time!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

How Pepco kept the lights on. [...]

District Line Daily: Metro Returns

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How did everybody weather the storm? Washington seems to have come off relatively well, considering [...]

The Needle: Storm Lockdown

The Waiting Game: For all the excitement in the build-up to a hurricane, there's an awful lot of waiting around when it actually hits. How enjoyable that waiting is, though, depends a lot on whether you still have electricity. -2
No One Storm Should Knock Out All This Power: According to Pepco's outage map, 5,000 customers [...]

Pepco Reporting Almost 3K Customers Without Power

Hurricane Sandy has just started in earnest, but Pepco's outage map is already reporting almost 3,000 customers without power, most of them in the District.
According to the company, 2,851 customers have lost power so far. Of those, 1,667 are in D.C., with the rest in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
To the south, Virginia utility Dominion [...]

Pepco Robocall: Get Ready for “Extended Power Outages”

If Hurricane Sandy leaves you without power, don't say Pepco didn't warn you.
The utility is calling customers with this recorded message: "Several days of extreme wind and heavy rain could cause extended power outages."
Listen to the message here:

The Needle: Frankenstorm Watch

Pepno: Old derecho fears return: Pepco says the high winds from the incoming storm could prevent crews from restoring power. -5
Snowmenclature: It's not even clear what to call the storm. It may have turned from a hurricane into a nor'easter by the time it gets here, some people are saying "Frankenstorm" disrespects the people who [...]

Pepco Activates Emergency Teams Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Four months after the derecho walloped Washington and left more than a million people without electricity, Pepco's looking to avoid a repeat with Hurricane Sandy, which could hit Washington by Sunday.
Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey says that the utility has activated its emergency teams ahead of the hurricane, which has been compared to 1991's "perfect storm." [...]

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