For Immediate Release
Pepco Crews Return To Regularly Scheduled System Maintenance
WASHINGTON - As of 8:00 this morning, Pepco restored the last of the more than 35,000 customers who lost power due to the ferocious wind storm that passed through the Washington Metropolitan Region. Tree limbs coming into contact with power lines were the most common cause for the outages. T he magnitude of the damage would have been greater without the ongoing execution of Pepco's 6-point Reliability Enhancement Plan (REP).
Pepco mobilized personnel in response to this storm as early as Friday evening. The majority of restoration took place on Saturday, where more than 600 employees worked 16 hour shifts. That number includes company crew personnel and contractors actively assessing damage and restoring power, Call Center representatives staffing phone lines, and other supporting staff.
"I'm extremely proud of our response to this storm," said Thomas Graham, President Pepco Region. " As we continue to execute our reliability enhancement plan, we are optimistic our work will continue to be beneficial ." To see the progress we've made to date and view upcoming plans, visit http://www.pepco.com/energy/reliability.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.