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Public Hearings Set for Pepco Rate Increase

Public hearings will be held in May in Rockville and College Park to comment on Pepco's request to increase electric rates.

Public hearings will be held in May to comment on Pepco's request to increase electric rates. File|Patch
Public hearings will be held in May to comment on Pepco's request to increase electric rates. File|Patch

Two public hearings have been scheduled to let consumers comments on Pepco’s request to increase its electricity rates, according to a news release. 

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold the hearings to receive public comments in connection with Potomac Electric Power Company's (Pepco) application for a rate increase. 

On Dec. 5, 2013, Pepco filed an application with the PSC for a rate increase, alleging that its revenue growth has not kept pace with the growth in its operating costs. Pepco’s request follows an increase approved by the PSC effective July 12, 2013, as well as a new grid resiliency charge to accelerate investment in infrastructure improvements such as priority feeders and tree trimming.

The evening hearings are scheduled for:

  • 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Lobby Auditorium, 101 Monroe St. in Rockville
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2 at the Municipal Center Council Chambers (City Hall), City of College Park, 4500 Knox Road in College Park

Written comments may also be filed with the commission by Friday, May 30, addressed to David J. Collins, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Please reference "Case No. 9336."

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