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July 1, 2014
18:28 EDTEXCExelon reports over 400K ComEd customers affected by storm
ComEd has restored approximately 257,000 customers after storms with hurricane force winds swept through the ComEd territory on Monday night, knocking out power to more than 400,000 customers. Lightning and winds in excess of 75 mph caused widespread damage, bringing down power lines and trees and causing severe damage. Currently, approximately 147,000 customers remain without service. ComEd has mobilized roughly 760 ComEd and contract crews to restore power as quickly and safely as possible to those affected. In addition, the utility secured additional resources from nine other states – including Kansas, Tennessee and Massachusetts. ComEd’s South region was hardest hit, with approximately 134,000 customers currently out of power. Chicago has 7,000 customers without power. The West region has 5,700 customers without power while outages in the North region are affecting approximately 600 customers. Based on past storms of a similar magnitude, the company currently estimates that the remaining customers will have their service restored by late Thursday night, with the exception of some pockets in hardest hit areas. ComEd’s restoration process begins immediately with damage assessment. This process enables the company to determine hardest hit areas and establish restoration times. The company then prioritizes outage restoration to ensure public safety first such as police and fire, followed by hospitals and other critical customers such as pumping stations. ComEd then restores feeders, which allows the company to return power to the largest numbers of customers at one time, followed by smaller service restorations and individual outages.
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08:01 EDTEXCExelon, Pepco Holdings reach settlement agreement with Maryland counties
Exelon Corporation (EXC) and Pepco Holdings (POM) announced that they have reached a settlement agreement with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in the proceeding before the Maryland Public Service Commission to review the companies’ proposed merger, which was announced on April 30, 2014. The two counties represent all of Pepco’s Maryland customers and nearly three-fourths of Pepco Holdings total customers in Maryland. The settlement, which is subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the PSC, was filed by Exelon and Pepco Holdings and signed by Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, the National Consumer Law Center, National Housing Trust, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers and a consortium of nine recreational trail advocacy organizations led by the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts. The settlement includes commitments aimed at providing benefits to customers and the state through a combination of bill credits, funding for energy-efficiency programs and renewables investments, low-income customer assistance and other provisions, including: A commitment to designate a portion of a proposed $94.4M customer investment fund to provide $36.8M in bill credits, or approximately $50 per Pepco and Delmarva Power customer in Maryland. The remainder -- $57.6M -- will go toward funding energy-efficiency programs designated by Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the PSC. A commitment to help economically challenged customers lower their energy bills by dedicating at least 20% of the energy efficiency funds to programs targeting low- and moderate-income customers. In addition to today’s agreement, Exelon and Pepco Holdings announced March 10 that they have reached a settlement with The Alliance for Solar Choice in Maryland. The merger requires approvals by the Maryland Public Service Commission, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia and the Delaware Public Service Commission. On Feb. 13, Exelon reached a settlement agreement with staff of the Delaware Public Service Commission and other stakeholders, and the agreement is pending approval by the Commission. Following the expiration of the U.S. Department of Justice’s review period on Dec. 22, 2014, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act no longer precludes completion of the merger.

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