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For Immediate Release


4:00 a.m. OUTAGE UPDATE; Power Restoration Efforts Underway; Record Outages Recorded on Pepco System

 For Immediate Release
September 19, 2003, 04:00 a.m.

04:00 a.m. OUTAGE UPDATE

Power Restoration Efforts Underway
Record Outages Recorded on Pepco System

Overnight,  Pepco was able to restore service to some customers, but some additional outages occurred as high winds continued..


As of 4 a.m., the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:


District of Columbia: 76,000

Montgomery County:  229,000

Prince George's County: 145,000

Total: 450,000 customers


Pepco personnel are conducting  a damage assessment to determine how long the restoration process will take.

The next update will be issued at 5 a.m.

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About Pepco: For more than 100 years, Pepco has served the people of the Washington metropolitan area with clean, reliable and low-cost electricity. Pepco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides electricity transmission and distribution services to more than 700,000 customers in the District of Columbia and major portions of Prince George`s and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Point of Contact:
David Morehead

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