For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseAugust 2, 2002
Pepco and other regional utilities today are again encouraging customers to use energy wisely. This is the third such request this week, as scorching heat and high humidity continue to blanket the area.
While Pepco expects to have enough electricity to meet the heavy demand for power, the PJM Interconnection, of which Pepco is a member, is asking customers to use energy prudently to help avoid possible power supply problems.
Pepco recommends the following energy conservation measures, if health permits, especially from 3-7 p.m., when electricity demand is at its highest:
PJM`s region encompasses all or parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM operates the world`s largest competitive wholesale electricity market and North America`s largest power grid.
Point of Contact:Charles Taylor