O’Malley compares Pepco service to developing nation

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Capital Land

Gov. Martin O’Malley compared the reliability of Pepco’s electricity service to that of a developing nation in his most recent attack of the mammoth power supplier.

“This situation is totally unacceptable,” O’Malley wrote in his second letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission asking for an investigation into Pepco’s response time to power outages. “Power stays on more consistently in many developing nations than it does now in the communities surrounding our nation’s capital.”

O’Malley’s letter came following a Thursday morning storm that knocked out power to about 93,000 Pepco customers, as well as 150 traffic lights in Montgomery County. Two Metro stations — Cleveland Park and Forest Glen — were closed due to the storm. Forest Glen reopened after power was restored.

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