The Pepco Work Group, appointed last October by County Executive Ike Leggett to investigate causes for Pepco’s frequent and lengthy electricity outages in Montgomery County, has presented its final report to the Executive.
Included in the 192-page document are 30 recommendations for Pepco, six to local governments and 20 for the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that regulates public utilities in the state.
Leggett commended the Work Group members for their diligence and dedication to addressing the issues associated with their task. “Given Chairman Norman Augustine’s results-oriented background and the credentials of the group as a whole, I knew this final report would present some viable options for solutions to the issue at hand. And, I am pleased with the blueprint that this report presents for action.
“I also want to thank everyone who responded in some way and provided feedback to the Work Group,” Leggett said. “Your responses have been instrumental in helping the members of the group formulate their recommendations.”
The Work Group’s transmittal letter to Leggett, signed by Chairman Augustine, said, “While much needs to be accomplished, largely by Pepco itself, the single most important action that can be taken by those outside the company is to establish a carefully considered, aggressive package of financial incentives and punishments that appropriately align Pepco’s priorities with those of the community.”
For more details on the Work Group and the County’s past interactions with Pepco, visit the Pepco Reliability page.