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Energy Assistance Expo in Montgomery County Set for September 17

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2004

Pepco urges all Montgomery County residents who need assistance with paying their gas, electric or heating fuel bills to attend the Montgomery County Energy Assistance Expo on Sept.17 at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center , 2450 Lyttonsville Rd. , Silver Spring , MD. Pepco is one of 20 exhibitors at the Expo, which will also include other area utilities and a number of Montgomery County and Maryland agencies that offer a variety of assistance programs to county residents.

County residents interested in obtaining assistance do not need a turn-off notice to apply for benefits. However, applicants must meet the income limits in the chart below.

Energy Assistance Income Eligibility Guidelines -
Program Year 2005
(July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005)
Household Size

Maximum Monthly Gross
Income Standards

1
$1,164
2
$1,561
3
$1,959
4
$2,356
5
$2,754
6
$3,151

For each additional person, add

$398

Eligible applicants must bring to the Expo originals or copies of: proof of identity (photo ID); proof of residency (lease, rent receipt or mortgage invoice); Social Security numbers for all household members; proof of total gross income for the past 30 days for all household members 18 and over (including pay stubs, award letters from TCA, SSSI, Unemployment, Pension, etc.); and electric/gas utility bills or heating fuel receipts.

County residents who attend the Expo can also learn how to save money through low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency measures and about other Montgomery County services.

The Expo will run from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. Attendees can park for free at the Expo, or ride Metro's Red Line to the Silver Spring Station and transfer to the No. 2 RideOn bus, which stops outside the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center.

The Expo is co-sponsored by Pepco and other area utilities and the Montgomery County Executive, Office of Home Energy Programs, Community Action Agency and Department of Environmental Protection, plus the Maryland Public Service Commission and Office of the People's Counsel.

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About Pepco: Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers electricity to 725,000 customers in the District of Columbia and suburban Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland.

Point of Contact:
Debbi Jarvis

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