For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseAugust 2, 2002
As the region`s heat wave continues, Pepco and other mid-Atlantic utilities today are again encouraging customers to use energy wisely. This marks the fourth day this week that electric companies in the region have advised customers to use energy prudently.
Pepco expects to have enough electricity to meet the heavy demand for power. However the PJM Interconnection, of which Pepco is a member, is asking customers to use energy wisely 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 includes 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