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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • BGE service in Forest Hill a lightning rod

    It's easy to be critical of natural monopolies like Baltimore Gas and Electric. When we flip the switch and the light doesn't go on, at best it's an inconvenience. The list of modern conveniences that have evolved into near necessities is a long one,...
  • New power plant to be built in Waldorf

    Maryland energy regulators Thursday ordered the construction of the state's first new natural gas power plant since the state's electric power market was deregulated more than a decade ago. In a decision questioned by other power producers, the...
  • Constellation-Exelon merger will push electricity prices higher

    I am no economic expert, but common sense suggests that if Constellation and Exelon merge, most if not all the consequences will be detrimental to Marylanders. Exelon would be buying Constellation, so when the number of workers is reduced — as...
  • Constellation/Exelon deal: Reliability should be the main concern

    Constellation/Exelon deal: Reliability should be the main concern
    The last couple of times Constellation Energy tried to sell all or part of itself to an out-of-state company, Gov. Martin O'Malley's focus was almost entirely on the pocketbooks of two groups: Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers, and Constellation...
  • Cap-and-economic-growth

    Cap-and-economic-growth
    A burden on the working class. A jobs killer. A hidden tax on every purchase. That's' just some of the strong invective hurled at the concept of cap-and-trade programs by its politically conservative critics in recent years. But a funny thing has...
  • 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...
  • Constellation, Exelon agree to more concessions

    Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. have agreed to additional concessions to alleviate concerns over market power in the mid-Atlantic's electricity grid under the companies' plan to merge, according to documents filed Tuesday with federal and...
  • Energy analysts: Constellation-Exelon merger likely to go through

    Despite continuing challenges to Constellation Energy Group's plans to sell itself to Exelon Corp., analysts say the $7.9 billion deal is likely to overcome major regulatory obstacles, including those in Maryland, where critics are seeking concessions...
  • The Interview: Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland state director

    The Interview: Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland state director
    Maryland, like the rest of the country, is aging. The state's 65-and-over population increased by more than 18 percent in the past 10 years to 707,642, according to the U.S. census. This group will only grow as baby boomers — those born between...
  • A strong settlement for Constellation-Exelon merger

    A strong settlement for Constellation-Exelon merger
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may not have gotten Exelon to bump up the $100 rate credit it promised to Baltimore Gas and Electric customers as part of its proposed merger with Constellation Energy, but he secured concessions that will be far more valuable to...
  • O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit

    O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit
    While Maryland business, labor and environmental groups backed a $1 billion settlement between Gov. Martin O'Malley and Exelon Corp. related to the Chicago company's buyout of Constellation Energy Group, not everyone was satisfied. Merger opponent EDF...
  • Merger holds promise for clean energy

    Hannah Cho's recent article ("O'Malley praises Exelon-CEG deal," Dec. 16) reported on a far superior merger agreement between Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group than previous arrangements. Between 1999 and 2009, electricity prices across Maryland...