For Immediate Release
D.C. Chamber of Commerce Head, Barbara Lang, on Board
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pepco today announced the names of members of the newly formed independent panel to examine Pepco's reliability. The 21 members will join the Blue Ribbon Panel for Prince George's County, led by former Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman and Venable attorney, Glenn Ivey, and for the District of Columbia, led by former Principal Deputy Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, now D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Claude E. Bailey, also a Venable attorney.
The purpose of the blue ribbon panels is to allow Pepco customers - residential, commercial and governmental - in Prince George's County and the District to give direct feedback about service reliability. The panel will gather input on issues related to reliability and restoration activities, including coordination with government entities, restoration times, outage maps and customer communications.
"The panels are made up of a diverse cross-section of community, government and business leaders in the two jurisdictions and we are eager to have them get their work under way," said Ivey.
In the District, the panel members include:
Additional members from other wards in the District are being identified for membership.
In Prince George's county, the panel members include:
Additional members may be added.
Over the next several weeks, each panel will begin holding a series of town hall meetings in its respective jurisdiction. At the end of the process, the panels will provide recommendations from the community to the company. Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility for Pepco Holdings, Inc., is serving as the company liaison to the panels.
The panels' work is slated to be completed by July 2011.
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.