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For Immediate Release


Prince George's Energy Assistance Expo

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2005

Prince George's Energy Assistance Expo Set for February 22

Pepco urges all Prince George's County residents who need assistance with paying their gas, electric or heating fuel bills to attend the Energy Assistance Expo on February 22 at the Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, Md. Pepco is one of several exhibitors at the Expo, which will also include other area utilities as well as state and county agencies that offer assistance programs to county residents. Also, information will be available on how to save money through low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency measures.

County residents interested in obtaining assistance do not need a turn-off notice to apply for benefits. However, applicants must meet the income limits in the chart below.

Energy Assistance Income Eligibility Guidelines - Program Year 2005
(July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

Household Size Maximum Monthly Gross Income Standards
1 $1,164
2 $1,561
3 $1,959
4 $2,356
5 $2,754
6 $3,151
For each additional person, add $398

Participating state and county government agencies require eligible applicants to bring to the Expo originals or copies of: proof of identity (photo ID); proof of residency (lease, rent receipt or mortgage invoice); Social Security numbers for all household members; proof of total gross income for the past 30 days for all household members 18 and over (including pay stubs, award letters from TCA, SSI, Unemployment, Pension, etc.); and electric/gas utility bills or heating fuel receipts.

The Expo is co-sponsored by Pepco and other area utilities along with the Prince George's County Department of Social Services Office of Energy and Food Programs. For additional information, contact the agency at (301) 909-6300.

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Pepco, a subsidiary fo Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers electricity to more than 725,000 customers in the District of Columbia and suburban Prince George's counties in Maryland.

Point of Contact:
Debbi Jarvis

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