For Immediate Release
Pepco is Dedicated to Safely Distributing Electricity to Service Territory
WASHINGTON - Pepco underground crews continue to restore power to a section of Northeast Washington, D.C. affected by a fire that destroyed several hundred feet of secondary underground cable.
A combination of higher than normal temperatures and a high demand of electricity caused the lines to burn and disrupt service.
Crews have been working around-the-clock in the extreme heat of the underground that has reached 150 degrees to restore service to all affected customers as safely and quickly as possible. Lead engineers are currently working with underground crews to rebuild nearly four blocks of affected secondary cable.
"We apologize to our customers and appreciate everyone's understanding as our crews restore power to the affected customers during this July heat wave," said Thomas H. Graham, Pepco Region President.
"We also thank the city for working with us and facilitating the needs of our customers impacted by this uncomfortably hot weather."
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.