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Pepco Urges Customers to Conserve Energy

Present Heat Wave Could Last into the Weekend

WASHINGTON - Pepco today urged customers to conserve energy wherever possible as high temperatures are forecasted to affect the entire mid-Atlantic region. While power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand, extreme heat also can stress electric system equipment. In preparation for the extended hot weather, Pepco is staffing to q uickly address any equipment issues that may arise from heat or potential storms resulting from the heat.

Pepco also offers the following energy-saving tips:

  • Set air-conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees and use an electric fan, which doesn't require as much energy, and the air will seem cooler without sacrificing comfort.
  • Keep window shades, blinds, or drapes closed to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and retain cooler air inside your home or business.
  • Limit the use of electrically heated water and turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
  • Limit opening refrigerator or freezer doors.
  • Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.

For additional updates, follow Pepco at Twitter.com/PepcoConnect.

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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

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