Poorly planned tree-trimming contributed to the Pepco outages that upset everybody last year, says the Public Service Commission, which fined the utility $1 million as a result. The commission also faulted what it called Pepco's "poor communication with customers during storm events. This was particularly evident with regard to developing and communicating accurate and timely estimates of service restoration, which was a significant contributor to customer dissatisfaction."

Here is the whole press release from the PSC:

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