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County Urges Public Service Commission Crackdown on Pepco

In an eight-page response to the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) proposed revision of the state regulation regarding service provided by electric companies, Montgomery County has filed a series of comments that define an acceptable level of reliability for the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) and address “inadequate” discretionary civil penalties.

County Executive Ike Leggett said, “This series of comments to the Maryland Public Service Commission – the body that regulates Pepco and other public utilities – reflects the frustration of our residents and clearly presents what we consider to be a level of acceptable reliability by Pepco. We’re simply asking the commission to take a step back and commit itself to ensuring that Pepco is held to this standard.”

The other point raised by the County in its comments is that holding Pepco accountable through discretionary civil penalties is “grossly inadequate” and in no way compares to the financial hardships experienced by the community.

Read the full document at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/EXEC/pdf/rm_43_comments.pdf.

CATEGORIES: County Executive
POSTED AT: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | 5:00:00 AM |
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