For Immediate Release
D.C. (July 21, 2016) - Due to high temperatures forecasted
through early next week, Pepco is sharing with its customers tips on keeping
cool and ways to decrease energy usage.
In addition, Pepco has all of
its resources available to respond in coordination with emergency management
partners if any outages occur during this heat wave. One hundred fifty Pepco
linemen, more than 250 contractors and 180 tree trimming personnel are assigned
to the system and ready to respond, if needed. In preparation, crews have
confirmed that additional poles, transformers, and cable are fully stocked and
ready to deploy.
Here are a few ways in which
all customers can make a difference and save energy:
Pepco customers can find home
energy saving tips and information on reducing their bills at www.pepco.com/energytips.
Customers are asked to please
report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages
and/or downed wires, please call 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662), follow the
prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm that power has been
restored. Outages also may be reported through pepco.com or through the
company's mobile app. Customers can find tips on preparing for a storm and
learn how to receive outage alerts on our website, pepco.com/storm.
additional information on ways to save energy and money by visiting www.pepco.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Our
mobile app is available at www.pepco.com/mobileapp.