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For Immediate Release


5:00 p.m. Outage Update; Pepco Outages Now Stand at 230,000

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2003, 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Outage Update
Pepco Outages Now Stand at 230,000

Nearly 230,000 customers remain without power, and crews continue to work round the clock to restore service as quickly as possible. Pepco estimates that nearly all customers will have power restored by Friday.

Pepco urges customers to call in if they are still without power and notice that their neighbors have regained power. The number to call is 1-877-PEPCO-62.

As of 5:00 p.m., today, the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:

Total Customers
Affected Customers
District of Columbia 224,000 65,000
Montgomery County 286,000 98,000
Prince George`s County 210,000 67,000
Totals 720,000 230,000

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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:
Robert Dobkin

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