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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Wind energy is clean, but wind energy systems are not

    Wind energy is clean, but wind energy systems are not
    Last year, Gov.Martin O'Malley proposed to build 500 megawatts of offshore wind. The debate centered around how much this would really cost, and the proposal died. This year, the proposal is to spend a fixed amount of money by capping the amount by...
  • Md. ratepayer advocate protests Constellation-Exelon merger

    Maryland's ratepayer advocate is objecting to Exelon Corp.'s proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, telling federal regulators that the combined company would have too much control of electricity prices on the grid that serves much of the Mid-...
  • Heat wave leads to power cuts for some Marylanders

    Heat wave leads to power cuts for some Marylanders
    One of the hottest days on record in Central Maryland spurred electric power managers Friday to ask Marylanders to cut their demand for electricity in order to keep the juice flowing. But not everyone was happy about it. Many customers whose air...
  • Petition asks state to investigate BGE service in Howard

    Frustration with power reliability in Howard County has officially risen beyond the county level. A petition signed by more than 300 county residents asking for an official investigation intoBaltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s service in the county was...
  • Feds approve Constellation-Exelon merger

    Feds approve Constellation-Exelon merger
    Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. are expected to close their $7.9 billion merger Monday, after the deal cleared its final regulatory hurdle Friday. The approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ends an almost yearlong effort to...
  • Blame government, not BGE, for turning off the AC

    Blame government, not BGE, for turning off the AC
    Ratepayers are steamed at Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. for turning off air conditioners in thousands of homes on July 22, the hottest day in 75 years. Their outrage, however, is misdirected. Blame for this indoor heat wave lies with the government in...
  • Constellation timeline

    1816: Rembrandt Peale and four other prominent Baltimoreans form the country's first gas utility, Gas Light Co. of Baltimore. 1880: After fierce competition, Gas Light Co. merges with two rivals to form Consolidated Gas Co. of Baltimore City. 1906:...
  • Cold and blustery, but not for long

     
    If the forecast out of Sterling holds up, this could be the coldest day of 2008. And when you add in the blustery winds, it will feel like it's even colder. They're calling for a high at BWI this afternoon......
  • Exxon fined $4 million for gas leak

    In what officials say is the largest environmental penalty ever levied by the state, ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $4 million to the Maryland Department of the Environment for a 26,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Baltimore County service station...
  • French firm EDF charts future in Maryland

    The deal that rescued Constellation Energy Group Inc. yesterday from extinction, ensuring for now a Baltimore future for one of the city's major corporate headquarters, will also lead to the arrival of a new corporation in Maryland with plans to foster an...
  • O'Malley gives up on deal with CEG

    O'Malley gives up on deal with CEG
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said in an interview Tuesday that settlement talks between his office and Constellation Energy Group are over and vented frustration with the company that owns Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the state's largest utility. The governor...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...