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Exelon gets its upgrades and profits, too

I agree with letter writer Warren Updike that the power companies should pay for the upgrades to their infrastructure ("Let utilities pay for upgrades," Feb. 8). I am actually appalled that my delegates and senators have approved this measure.

I agree that these upgrades are way overdue. Living near Herring Run Park, there has been an on-again, off-again leak near Argonne Drive. Instead of replacement, Baltimore Gas and Electric has done patchwork repairs and wasted a lot of gas. Exelon's acquisition of Constellation Energy must have taken into account these infrastructure upgrades in their decision. I bet they are quite happy with this measure while we taxpayers are paying for a long-omitted business expense that ensures more profit for Exelon and its shareholders. I look forward to a reversal by the Maryland Public Service Commission.

Can The Sun do an investigation into how this is allowable and if other cities have done this? I will be calling my representatives and friends who are delegates.

Darin Crew, Baltimore

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