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December 27, 2011

Christmas BGE outage for Davidsonville families

BGE spokesman Rob Gould said an animal caused a brief electricity outage on Christmas morning. Gould:

Electric service was disrupted to approximately 160 customers Christmas morning at 8:50am due to damage caused to electric service equipment by an animal. All service was restored by 10:50am.

This Sun reader named Roger was not happy:

That's right, 8:33am, right as we're opening presents, heat shuts off, lights go out, tree lights off, no running water or toilets (since many MDers are on well). Merry Christmas Davidsonville. Power goes out once per month yet we continue to pay premiums. The answer? Buy a $10,000 whole house generator. Their incompetence is baffling. They claim only 150 were affected but we've already learned that is not true. There is truly no accountability with BGE. I really hope somebody writes something.
Posted by Jay Hancock at 1:58 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: BGE/electricity


Don't worry, smart meters are the answer!

OK yes stinks to have your power go out on Christmas- but seriously it was out for 2hrs! Get over it- think of all those people in AACC that dont have anything at all! Just be thankful-And as the article says, was caused by animal damage. Consider your self lucky that it was only out for two hrs

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About Jay Hancock
Jay Hancock has been a financial columnist for The Baltimore Sun since 2001. He has also been The Baltimore Sun's diplomatic correspondent in Washington and its chief economics writer. Before moving to Baltimore in 1994 he worked for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and The Daily Press of Newport News.

His columns appear Tuesdays and Sundays.

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