Group begins to explore burying of power lines, other issues
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration launched an effort Tuesday to limit the extended power outages that have troubled Marylanders in recent months, but industry experts warned that any solution could require significant costs and trade-offs.
Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner said it was an outrage that reliability in Maryland doesn’t match that of some countries, where a year’s worth of outages are measured in a matter of minutes. “Power outages have become the No. 1 threat to our quality of life,” said Berliner, a member of a new gubernatorial task force on electricity reliability.