Three utilities defended the safety of "smart meters" Tuesday at a hearing called by the Maryland Public Service Commission after commissioners read reports of similar meters catching fire in Pennsylvania.
About 50 residents of Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas gathered at a Public Service Commission hearing Monday night in Annapolis to voice their frustrations with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s response to the June 30 derecho storm.
Maryland's state employee retirement system decided Tuesday to leave its assumption about how much it will earn on its investments over time unchanged.tate pension system decides to leave its assumed rate of return at 7.75 percent.
One week after Baltimore County's retirement system lowered its long-term expectations of how much it will earn on investments, the state system faces a similar decision Tuesday – one with potentially significant consequences for current and future retirees and Maryland taxpayers.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined Tuesday in calling for Maryland's utilities to explore burying at least some of their overhead power lines in the wake of the freak storm that left hundreds of thousands of households in the dark last week and vulnerable to a killer heat wave.
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born, raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland treasurer.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. plans to submit a case to Maryland regulators by the end of the year that would allow it to raise its electric and naturak gas distribution rates, Chicago-based Exelon Corp., the utility's new owner, said Thursday.
The best and worst elements of the volunteer fire and ambulance service were on full public display over the past several days in Harford County, bringing into sharp focus exactly what is at stake as the county moves ahead with plans to evaluate the way fire, rescue and ambulance services are provided.
Utility customers who object to smart meters can defer installation of the new digital, wireless devices until state energy regulators render a final decision on whether to allow an opt-out feature, the Maryland Public Service Commission said Thursday.
While utilities tout smart meters as a major step in modernizing the electricity grid, helping consumers to control energy use and save money, opponents worry about their health, privacy and security risks.
Exelon Corp. and Constellation have made a $1.8 million donation for a new energy exhibit at the Maryland Science Center, the first public display of their charitable commitment to the city and state since the merger between the two energy giants closed in March.
William J. Schmidt, a former department store buyer who became director of administration for the Baltimore City Housing Department, died Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 79.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
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Actually, any of these cuts could be made, if they were justified and a rational argument were presented for public consumption. That, however, would take astute politicking and, above all, political courage. Such qualities are too often in short supply, so it's reasonable to predict the balance of the budget hearings before the county council will be what they have been for years: discussions by the people in charge of what they would do if they were in charge.