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State energy regulators to consider reliability standards
State energy regulators to consider reliability standards

The next time Ana Ferguson and her husband lose power for an extended period, they will be prepared. The Pikesville couple bought a generator after five nights without electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. "We had to do it because we can't rely on BGE to put the lights on and keep the lights on," Ferguson said. While Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. took the brunt of criticism from customers and public officials for its pace of power restoration after the late-August storm, other utilities around the state also have come under fire in recent years for poor customer service, frequent outages and other reliability concerns. Pepco, the utility that serves 778,000...

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