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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2003
Allegheny Energy Inc. has hired utility industry executive Paul J. Evanson to attempt to lead the troubled Hagerstown utility out of its financial woes. Evanson, president of Florida Power & Light Co. since 1995, will become Allegheny's chairman, president and chief executive on Monday. "This represents a real personal challenge," Evanson, who has worked for Florida Power & Light since 1992, said in a phone interview from Florida. "Allegheny is a great name in the industry, a great company for, perhaps, 100 years.
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NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
When Annika Mergner woke up yesterday morning and went downstairs to make coffee, she found that her Mount Airy home was still without power from Wednesday's ice storm. She headed to the 7-Eleven, but it, too, had no electricity and therefore no coffee. So she boiled water on the gas grill on her back deck and pulled out the old-fashioned, camping-style coffeepot. "It was surprisingly good. I feel like a frontier woman," said Mergner, whose daughters have been cooking packaged ravioli and canned spaghetti in pots and pans in the fireplace and on the deck grill.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1997
Shareholders yesterday overwhelmingly approved the merger of Allegheny Power System Inc., the chief electric utility for Western Maryland, and DQE, the parent of Duquesne Light Co., which serves the Pittsburgh area.The combined company, which would be renamed Allegheny Energy and headquartered in Hagerstown, would have assets of $10.6 billion and serve 2 million customers in five states -- Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio.Meanwhile, several consumer and environmental organizations are pledging to fight the deal, arguing that it will result in a less competitive atmosphere and higher electric bills.
NEWS
January 31, 2007
The resignation of the chairman of Maryland's Public Service Commission, Kenneth D. Schisler, is a welcome, if overdue, event. Mr. Schisler's credibility had bottomed out quite some time ago, and his lingering presence on the board threatened some ugly legal machinations. And while Mr. Schisler's actions (or inactions) are hardly the primary reason Baltimore Gas and Electric customers are likely to face much higher electricity bills this summer, he clearly wasn't going to be part of any long-term solution.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN REPORTER | January 11, 2008
.. The intention was good: Maryland power companies would help customers save electricity by providing discounted or free energy-efficient light bulbs. But consumers have discovered they're paying for the program - whether they use it or not - with a surcharge on every month's utility bills. And only a few stores offer the discount, which means inconvenience - if the consumer bothers to try to find the bulbs at all. Even the U.S. Postal Service has complained.
NEWS
June 20, 2004
Electricity co-op plans sessions for potential members The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Electricity Cooperative is working with the Taneytown and Mount Airy chambers to help businesses that receive energy from Allegheny Power. Information sessions will be held for businesses interested in joining the co-op in an effort to get the best price on energy when deregulation occurs. Businesses must be a member of one of the three chambers to join the co-op. Informational meetings for businesses that receive energy from Allegheny Power will be held as follows: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road.
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | September 5, 2007
The owner of a downtown Mount Airy building consumed in an blaze early Sunday announced plans last night to establish a temporary office park for the six destroyed Main Street businesses and several others that were damaged. Rob Scranton, who had renovated the 1930s-era Bohn Building, said trailers could be installed in the downtown parking lot as soon as next week by the same company that offered similar support to the town of La Plata after a tornado in 2002. "There's a lot of work to do in the coming days, months and into the next year," Scranton said at an emergency meeting convened at Mount Airy Town Hall.
NEWS
By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | June 25, 2006
There is one electrical plan guaranteed to save money regardless of what happens with the rate deferral fight dominating Maryland politics: conservation. With that in mind, BGE is sending representatives to the five Carroll County senior centers to provide tips on saving energy and money. In a recent visit to the Taneytown Senior Center, BGE energy educator Shelly Wortham held up inexpensive, energy-saving gadgets: foam to seal the cracks between windows and doors, outlet sealers, a jacket for the hot water heater.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
When Annika Mergner woke up yesterday morning and went downstairs to make coffee, she found that her Mount Airy home was still without power from Wednesday's ice storm. She headed to the 7-Eleven, but it, too, had no electricity and therefore no coffee. So she boiled water on the gas grill on her back deck and pulled out the old-fashioned, camping-style coffeepot. "It was surprisingly good. I feel like a frontier woman," said Mergner, whose daughters have been cooking packaged ravioli and canned spaghetti in pots and pans in the fireplace and on the deck grill.
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