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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 16, 2010

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO HOLD MEDIA AVAILABILITY ON PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO PEPCO POWER OUTAGES



ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 16, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will hold a media availability tomorrow morning as the Public Service Commission prepares to begin investigative hearings of Pepco, the Washington area's largest electricity provider, following the third major storm-related power outage in as many weeks. Nearly a half million homes have been without power at one point, spanning three storms since late July, primarily in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

The outages prompted Governor O’Malley to call for a PSC investigation. The Governor’s August 6 www.governor.maryland.gov/documents/augpepcoletter.pdf and August 12 www.governor.maryland.gov/documents/081210PepcoLetter.pdf letters can be seen here.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to hold media availability on PSC investigation of Pepco

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Lawyer’s Mall
Outside Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD