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For Immediate Release


5:00 a.m. Outage Update

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2003, 5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. Outage Update

Nearly 198,000 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 a.m., today, the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:

Total Customers
Affected Customers
District of Columbia 224,000 58,000
Montgomery County 286,000 89,000
Prince George`s County 210,000 51,000
Totals 720,000 198,000

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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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