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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 20, 2003
WASHINGTON - Pepco Holdings Inc.'s electric utility serving Washington and parts of Maryland issued an annual request yesterday for wholesale power to serve its retail customers that have not chosen alternative suppliers. Power supplies are required in Washington from Jan. 22, 2004, through Feb. 7, 2005, and in Maryland from Jan. 1, 2004, through June 30, 2004. The utility is seeking about 3,680 megawatts for customers that have not selected other suppliers, said Pepco spokesman Robert Dobkin.
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NEWS
April 20, 2014
For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are extremely protective of it, and that includes House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. But at what cost? One of the more curious events of the most recent General Assembly session was the passage of legislation that would bar the Maryland Public Service Commission from approving a wind-powered generating facility between now and July 1 of next year within a 56-mile radius of the Navy base.
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NEWS
July 23, 1998
An article in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported the amount of power used in the Baltimore region on Tuesday. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said the usage was 6,016 megawatts, a summer record but lower than the all-time high.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/23/98
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert weapons-grade uranium from roughly 20,000 dismantled Russian warheads into fuel for commercial power plants in the United States. But the event, heralded by U.S. and Russian officials as a milestone in nuclear nonproliferation, also served as a reminder that hazardous and radioactive materials frequently pass through Baltimore via its busy port without fanfare or notice to the public.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2001
As part of its efforts to become a national energy supplier, Allegheny Energy Inc. announced yesterday that it has completed the purchase of three natural gas-fired power plants in the Midwest from Enron Corp. The plants can generate 1,710 megawatts of electricity - enough to power almost 2 million homes. The three facilities will allow Allegheny Energy Supply Co., Allegheny's unregulated generation subsidiary, to sell power within the Southern, Central and Midwestern regions of the country.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
A new solar array built for a Baltimore County retirement community is among the metro area's largest, the installation firm said Tuesday. ABM Industries installed the 1.2 megawatt array on land owned by the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. Washington Gas Energy Systems owns the 4,150-panel solar system and will sell the power it produces to Glen Meadows. Solar power accounts for a small percentage of Maryland electricity generation, but the number of arrays in the state are expanding quickly.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2000
Conectiv Inc., the Wilmington, Del.-based utility that serves parts of Harford County and most of Maryland's Eastern Shore, said yesterday that it will sell four power plants -- including one in Vienna -- and its interests in two others to a Minneapolis-based utility for $800 million. Conectiv said it will use proceeds from the sale to finance a buyback of 5 million shares of its stock that began yesterday and will run until 2002. The proceeds will also finance debt repayment and new investments, the company said.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2001
Orion Power Holdings Inc. said yesterday that its net income nearly quadrupled in the second quarter, compared with the corresponding period last year. The Baltimore-based electric power-generating company reported net income of $21.3 million for the quarter that ended June 30, compared with $5.5 million in the second quarter last year. Earnings per diluted share were 21 cents, compared with 9 cents in the year-earlier period, beating analysts' expectations of 19 cents a share. Revenue rose to $305.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1999
Columbia Electric Corp. said yesterday that it plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant on 70 acres in Charles County to take advantage of both the deregulation of the electric industry and increased consumer demand for energy.The plant is to produce about 550 megawatts of energy, the company said, enough to service about 550,000 homes.Columbia Electric -- a subsidiary of Herndon, Va.-based Columbia Energy Group -- would not disclose the cost of building the plant, but said similar facilities cost about $300 million.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article | July 22, 1998
An article in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported the amount of power used in the Baltimore region on Tuesday. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said the usage was 6,016 megawatts, a summer record but lower than the all-time high.The Sun regrets the error.A fast-moving storm whipped through portions of Maryland yesterday evening, cutting power to more than 95,000 people in Montgomery and southern Prince George's counties.The heavy winds from the largely dry storm also left 9,800 without power in southern Anne Arundel and northern Prince George's counties, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
A new solar array built for a Baltimore County retirement community is among the metro area's largest, the installation firm said Tuesday. ABM Industries installed the 1.2 megawatt array on land owned by the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. Washington Gas Energy Systems owns the 4,150-panel solar system and will sell the power it produces to Glen Meadows. Solar power accounts for a small percentage of Maryland electricity generation, but the number of arrays in the state are expanding quickly.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country. That drew a crowd. But regular solar-energy projects? Not so much. "You don't see many solar dedications now, and it's for a good reason: It's because solar is becoming more mainstream," said Thomas Leyden, CEO of Philadelphia-based Solar Grid Storage, which worked on the Laurel project.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
Constellation Energy Group has agreed to buy CPower, an energy management and demand response provider, the Baltimore company announced Friday. The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, adds about 850 megawatts of demand response capacity to Constellation's portfolio, bringing the total to 1,500 megawatts. The New York-based, privately-held CPower designs and manages programs for commercial, utility and public sector clients to reduce electricity demand during peak times. In a separate news, Constellation said it is taking applications for a new student grant program that will award money for projects that "enhance student understanding of the science the technology needed to address energy issues.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2007
A Silver Spring company said yesterday that it submitted an application to build a $400 million natural gas-fired power plant in Charles County to provide electricity to about 600,000 homes in Washington and Central Maryland. Competitive Power Ventures asked the state Public Service Commission to expedite its review of the project in hopes of getting it finished by 2011 - the year energy experts say Maryland faces rolling blackouts unless new power sources are developed. Even if regulators rush the process, some energy experts see little chance the plant can be in service that quickly.
NEWS
December 9, 2007
Use clean energies to solve shortfall The Sun's editorial "Re- regulating power" (Dec. 3) rightly pointed to the shortfall in electricity supplies we could face if we don't take action now. But it will be a disappointment if decision-makers respond in the same way they often have to such a shortage - by building major transmission lines to faraway power plants. Thankfully, there is a better way to get energy, through conservation, renewable energy and small, local power plants. The potential shortfall of 1,500 megawatts of power can be met with clean energy.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | May 16, 2006
The kids are home from college for the summer, and we are having a conversation very different from the one we had last year at this time. It isn't about curfews or the bathroom or dishes in the sink. It isn't about drinking or staying out all night or how their family home is not some kind of youth hostel. Well, OK. The conversation is about all those things. Our college-aged children seem to forget, from one summer to the next, that Mom is not running a frat house or a dormitory dining hall.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Bill Richardson says he will announce a plan tomorrow to produce 5 percent of the nation's electricity from wind by 2020, up from 0.1 percent now.Under the plan, the federal government, the nation's largest electricity customer, would rely on wind for 5 percent of its use by 2010."
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By William Wan and William Wan,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2005
Heat and hum combined yesterday to tax the limits of power producers. Temperatures soared to a muggy 99 degrees in Baltimore before powerful evening thunderstorms rumbled through and snapped the heat wave, but records this week were not in area thermometer readings. For Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the record was 7,070 megawatts of peak electrical usage at 5 p.m. Tuesday, a reflection of the hum of air conditioners as people's need to keep cool stretched the resources of power companies and topped Monday's record-breaking peak usage of 6,807 megawatts.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2004
Constellation Energy Group Inc. reported yesterday a 32 percent jump in net income in the second quarter, as the Baltimore-based energy company signed on new customers in the wholesale and retail electric markets. Constellation, the parent of utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., also raised its earnings projection for the year. The energy company earned $128.2 million, or 76 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30, compared with $96.8 million, or 58 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2003.
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