Here we are in another snow storm without electricity for an extended period. Pepco, in particular, ranks at the bottom for response. It has gone from inconvenient to dangerous. Downed wires are not being taken care of. WHW would like to suggest the following so the States & District should show their support and take more responsibility for their residents:
Rebates for generators. Power generators should be affordable for all residents, especially those with younger children, the disabled, and senior citizens over 60.
No politicians should have any affiliations with utility companies.
Rebates should be provided to electric customers who are without service for more than 1 day. This will put the pressure on electric companies to prepare for storms. Pepco did not ask for out-of-state crew help until after the storm started. They need to feel something besides “bad”.
Underground power lines should be a priority. We live with nature and trees grow. Very expensive, but regions that are hardest hit in storms should get them first – and now.
Tired of excuses? Forward this to your friends, to your legislators, to your utility companies to send the message that we need to modernize our power utility companies in our lifetimes to keep the Washington Metro Area strong and safe.
Emergency Power Numbers in our area you may need:
Montgomery County Services dial: 311
Dominion Power: 1-866-366-4357