For Immediate Release
High Heat, Storm Damage and High Electrical Demand Taxing the System
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory today for the Washington, D.C., region and predicts continuing extreme heat into the weekend with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.
This record heat, damage to the electric system from the recent storm and high demand for electricity, as customers seek to cool their homes, are stressing the capabilities of the electric system. In response, Pepco is asking customers to conserve electricity.
Hundreds of crews continue to work around the clock to restore customers who remain without power from last week's violent storm as well as address pockets of new outages caused by the high heat conditions.Tips for Conserving EnergyPepco recommends the tips below for conserving energy. To learn more, visit www.pepco.com /energy/conservation/.
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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 788,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.