Posts Tagged ‘power lines’

A Rough Day for Pepco

Poor Pepco.
The most hated company in America couldn't catch a break yesterday. As one of its executives laid out proposals to bury some of the city's power lines, nearly 200 anti-Pepco protesters chanted outside the hearing room and inflated a giant pig bearing the words "Pepco is greedy" in front of the Wilson Building.
At the [...]

Power Moves: The District Looks at Burying Its Power Lines

After the region got derechoed this summer and nearly half a million Pepco customers found themselves without power, District leaders went into CYA mode.
Mayor Vince Gray called for a “game-changer” and assembled a 15-member task force to figure out how to move the city’s power lines underground. Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Jack Evans introduced separate proposals [...]

Power Line Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Pig

The Mayor's Task Force on Power Line Undergrounding is meeting right now to discuss solutions to the major outages the city has faced recently, in particular—you guessed it—moving power lines underground. A full undergrounding of the city's remaining overhead lines would eliminate most of the storm-related outages, but it would also cost $5.8 billion, according [...]