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(WTOP)   As thousands in Maryland enter their second week without power, energy company PEPCO just goes ahead and admits that people need to call "at least three or four times a day to report outages" if they're ever going to get attention   (wtop.com) divider line 153
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2012-07-06 11:24:19 AM
Rockville here. I don't have a problem with how long they take to restore service, it's a lot of work done by a limited number of people, but they need to fix the issue of how frail their structure is. My electricity cut out, then on, then out, then on, then out before a single goddamn drop of rain or whisp of wind was felt. It was easily 3-4 minutes before any rain fell. We get a heavy rain... off goes service. Too many people with air conditioners running...off goes service. Same story every damn summer.
2012-07-06 01:46:24 PM
You'll Get
2012-07-06 09:34:11 PM

Gas heat and solar panels go a long way toward mitigating spikes, BTW. Cold snaps have no impact on a gas-heated home, and the hotter it is the more power you get from the panels.

The more SUNNY it is, the more power you get from the panels. Heat actually reduces their output.
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