Maryland PSC Schedules Derecho Storm Hearings Commission to Hear from Customers and Utilities
Meeting in Prince George’s County will be held Wednesday, August 8th 7:00PM
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(Baltimore)—The Maryland Public Service Commission will convene a series of hearings as part of its review of the performance of Maryland’s electric utilities in connection with the widespread power outages after the June 29, 2012, Derecho storm. Legislative-style hearings are scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2012, and Friday, September 14, 2012 (if needed), to review the major outage event reports, which will be filed by the applicable electric distribution utilities. These hearings will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission’s 16th Floor Hearing Room, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
In addition, eight evening public hearings will be held during August 2012 in the service territories of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Potomac Electric Power Company, Potomac Edison Company and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. The
Commission will issue a notice identifying the dates and locations of the public evening hearings as soon as possible.
“We have scheduled the public hearings in advance of the hearings with the utility companies so that we can hear customers’ concerns and use that information as we question the utilities and evaluate their storm reports,” says Commission Chairman
Douglas R.M. Nazarian.
Written public comments in this proceeding may be submitted by September 10, 2012, to David J. Collins, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, and
should reference Case 9298. Individuals who wish to review filings related to this matter may enter the case number in the Case Search window on the Commission’s website, http://www.psc.state.md.us.