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MD Gov.: State Should Investigate Pepco's Handling Of Power Outages

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By Greg Peppers

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on state regulators to look into Pepco's handling of power outages that affected 300,000 customers last month.

Gov. O'Malley has sent a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission requesting an investigation of Pepco's response to last month's outages.

In the letter, O'Malley points out that a violent thunderstorm on July 25th caused outages that lasted up to five days for some Pepco customers. He says outages of that length cause economic hardships for both residential and commercial customers.

The commission says it will respond to the governor's request and Pepco says the company is looking forward to working with the governor and the commission to improve reliability.

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