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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | May 22, 1991
After experts from BG&E spent 4 1/2 hours telling the Annapolis CityCouncil that expanding the company's Tyler Avenue substation wouldn't harm neighbors, Sandy Travis got her turn."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
About 17,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power for about an hour on Monday afternoon after an unexpected problem occurred at a substation in the Mount Washington area of Northwest Baltimore, according to a company spokeswoman. The unexpected and still unidentified problem, which is under investigation, occurred with one piece of equipment at the substation about noon, at the same time another, similar piece of equipment had been taken offline and de-energized for routine maintenance, according to Rachael Lighty, the spokeswoman.
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By Lisa T. Hill and Lisa T. Hill,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 13, 1996
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. plans to ask the county zoning board to approve a power substation on 10 1/2 acres south of Westminster near Diamond Hills.BGE spokeswoman Peggy Mulloy said continued development in and around the city prompted the request. She said several recent power blackouts showed the need for the new substation."Carroll County is a very sought-out area for construction," she said. "And our service is not as reliable as we would like."Although BGE has owned the property on the south side of Kate Wagner Road near Little Morgan Run, Gist Road and Washington Avenue since 1981, the company must apply for conditional-use approval from the zoning board.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2013
Baltimore County is preparing to sell three taxpayer-owned properties to private developers, but members of the public won't know all the details of what they're planning until officials make a decision. County leaders said last week they would not release proposals for the North Point Government Center in Dundalk, the Towson fire station, and a police substation in Randallstown after The Baltimore Sun filed a Public Information Act request. Don Mohler, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's chief of staff, said the county wants to keep the documents under wraps so that the procurement process is "devoid of any kind of external pressure.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | July 8, 1991
Annapolis Alderman Wayne C. Turner will ask the City Council to reject a major expansion of the city's Tyler Avenue power substation tonight, amid fierce public opposition fueled by fears that the project could pose a cancer risk.The Ward 6 Republican, whose district includes the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. substation, has proposed a resolution that would deny the utility's expansion.Turner had initially expressed support for the proposal, which would double the substation's capacity to meet increased demand for electricity.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | March 4, 1993
Of the many different kinds of historic buildings, few have less of a constituency than the old electric substations run by the Baltimore Gas and Electric. Co. and its predecessors.Since utility buildings aren't open to the public, people generally don't warm to their preservation the same way they get excited about sites like Camden Station or the Washington Monument. That makes a decision by the University of Maryland noteworthy and commendable. Planners have decided to incorporate the main facades of a two-building electric substation on Pratt Street that dates from the 1890s into a new parking garage on the downtown Baltimore campus.
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June 27, 1997
The Police Department opened a substation yesterday in the 1500 block of Light St. in South Baltimore.Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier and several communityleaders attended the opening of the substation, which will serve the South Baltimore peninsula.Pub Date: 6/27/97
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1997
The Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals will not reconsider its decision on the screening of a planned Allegheny Power System Inc. substation near Mount Airy.At a brief meeting this week, the board rejected a request to reconsider its decision that would allow trees and a fence as adequate screening for the substation.That decision clears the way for the utility to begin constructing a 34.5-kilovolt substation atop Parrs Ridge, unless opponents appeal to Circuit Court.Members of the Penn Shop Regional Civic Association are considering a court appeal, said Stephen A. Thorner, association treasurer.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 10, 1997
Allegheny Power Co. is returning to the Frederick County Board of Appeals in an effort to overturn a ruling that the utility build walls around a planned substation atop Parr's Ridge in Mount Airy.The utility filed an appeal last week, two days before the deadline to challenge a Jan. 8 county planning commission decision.The commission directed Allegheny Power to enclose its planned substation with masonry walls with brick veneer to hide most equipment from neighbors and motorists on Interstate 70. Plans for the substation have gone from the planning commission to the appeals board and back to the planning commission in the past 12 months.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 9, 2004
An equipment failure at a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. substation caused a momentary power outage in the Baltimore area last night, and an hourlong blackout in some neighborhoods. The equipment failure - in machinery that measures electrical voltage - occurred shortly before 8 p.m. at a substation near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, said BGE spokesman Robert Gould. It was unclear last night what caused the failure. The system automatically transferred power to other areas to bypass the trouble spot, Gould said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Water that leaked into an underground substation Wednesday morning caused a power outage at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus downtown and closed at least 40 academic buildings, canceling classes. By 5:30 p.m., power had been fully restored but the university grounds remained closed because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, according to Ed Fishel, spokesman. The medical center and doctors clinical offices, which are on a separate power system, were not affected by the outage.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2011
Power was out for the entire University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus again on Tuesday afternoon, after a switch at UMBC's main utility substation was tripped. The campus was closed at 3 p.m., according to an e-mail sent to the university community. "We are assessing the system prior to restoring power," said the e-mail from Lynne Schaefer, vice president for administration and finance. Two transformer fires last Thursday triggered a campus-wide power outage that lasted most of the weekend.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. transformer caught fire Tuesday in Gambrills, rising to two alarms and sending a dark plume of smoke over the surrounding area, according to Anne Arundel County fire officials. Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Waugh Chapel Road at about 10 a.m. after a transformer that was being taken apart became engulfed in flames. BGE workers temporarily cut off power in the area after the fire grew to two alarms. No one was injured, fire officials said.
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By Julie Scharper and Tyeesha Dixon and Julie Scharper and Tyeesha Dixon,julie.scharper@baltsun.com and tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
An expanded police substation is scheduled to open this summer in Arundel Mills mall, the site of a proposed slots parlor, Anne Arundel County officials announced Wednesday. Community relations staff, bike patrol officers and civilian police reserve officers, who are now spread over the department's four districts, will be assigned to the office, the police chief, Col. James Teare Sr., said at a news conference at the mall. The 2,000-square foot space - which is being lent to the county for free - will replace a smaller office that police use in the mall.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | August 17, 2008
The Darlington Volunteer Fire Co. plans to build a new substation in Dublin to replace a 20-year-old facility where expansion is not physically possible. The company, which has about 100 active volunteers on its rolls, serves northern Harford County along the U.S. 1 corridor, as well as Cecil County and southern Pennsylvania. Members responded to more than 400 fires last year and made at least twice that number of emergency calls, its officials said. "We cover one of the largest areas in the county as far as geography goes," said Donald Thomas, the company's president and a member since 1971.
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May 19, 2008
Police substation to close this month A police substation in a Hillendale shopping plaza will close at the end of the month, but county officials say they are searching for a new location for the service. The substation has been at the Hillendale Center since 1998. Towson-precinct officers who specialize in community outreach, state parole and probation officers, and neighborhood groups use the substation, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman. The lease expires May 31 and the owners of the shopping center do not want to renew it, according to county officials.
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November 9, 2007
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. was working last night to restore power to 8,700 customers in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, a company spokeswoman said. About 5 p.m. yesterday, a problem with a supply circuit to a substation in the Earleigh Heights area caused the outage, said Kelly Shanefelter, the spokeswoman. Power was restored about 7 p.m. but was soon out again when a separate problem occurred with three supply circuits, Shanefelter said. Crews hoped to restore power by midnight last night, she said.
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By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,Los Angeles Times | February 27, 2008
MIAMI -- A transmission glitch at a West Miami power substation knocked out electricity yesterday to as many as 3 million people across the state, halting public transportation, snarling traffic and cutting the air conditioning in homes from Key West to Daytona. Neither crime nor foul play was involved, making the blackout mostly just "a massive inconvenience," Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez said. "It's a matter of just a cascading effect," he said. But on a day when the mercury climbed high into the 80s, the loss of air conditioning and refrigeration in the heart of the workday added to the stress of life in overdeveloped South Florida, already troubled by nightmare traffic and ubiquitous construction.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | January 27, 2008
Even when help is less than four miles away, traffic and the roads can add minutes to an emergency response. A substation, built and manned by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Co., would bring that aid closer to the company's most populous service area, along Route 924 in Emmorton. Fire officials say traffic, numerous signals, difficult turns and the circuitous route all add to the response time and clearly indicate a need for a substation to serve the neighborhoods surrounding the new Patterson Mill Middle High School.
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