Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pepco's Relief Plan

This morning's Washington Post carries a story by Martin Weil about Pepco's plan (also includes Delmarva Power) to allow customers a more gradual transition to the 38% higher electricity rates that were scheduled to take effect in June.

The Post online carries an updated story from this afternoon. Pepco lobbyist Therese Yewell is quoted. Apparently customers will not be asked to pay interest for the relief plan. It is unclear how much this will cost Pepco.

A public service commission hearing is scheduled for 2pm tomorrow.

Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce his energy plan tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Duncan's solution to Maryland's deregulation mess

Hello Moco
reports on Tim Craig's article in today's Post. Mr. Duncan proposes to re-regulate the industry and challenges the other candidates to follow his lead and return campaign contributions from Constellation.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Pulling the Strings

According to weekend articles in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, there is a little known organization called PJM Interconnect that is largely responsible for setting rates on the newly deregulated electricity market in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and other states.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Steak Dinners ala Pepco

The Washington Post today reports that Pepco and Mirant and their lobbyists have easy access to key Maryland lawmakers through lavish dinners.

Post article by Matthew Mosk

Senator Thomas M. Middleton
Delegate Dereck Davis
Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver

Delegate Richard Madaleno