With the powerful summer storms over the last few weeks, several parts of DMV have been without power. The biggest outages occurred after the July 25th storms that left many Pepco customers without power for several days.
To prevent more outages of that scale, Pepco unveiled a $256.3m reliability plan that will be implemented over the next five years and help alleviate future concerns. Much of the plan (full PDF here) involves increasing the load capacity and substation improvements. Additionally, roughly 15 percent of that budget will be dedicated to “Enhanced Vegetation Management,” which may be the best euphemism in the world for yard work. Feel free to use it this weekend when you’re conquering your own backyard.