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For Immediate Release


Pepco Receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2016) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Pepco with its ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes the Company's success in helping customers save energy and money through a variety of energy efficiency programs. Pepco joined sister Exelon utilities ComEd in Chicago, BGE in Baltimore, PECO in Philadelphia and Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del. at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week, honoring the utilities for their continued excellence and commitment to energy efficiency. Pepco was recognized for the third consecutive year. 

"We are committed to continuing to provide tools and programs that help our customers save energy and money, but also help preserve and protect our environment," said Dave Velazquez, Pepco Holdings president and CEO. "The Sustained Excellence Award means a lot to Pepco, because it signifies our energy efficiency programs are working and our customers are engaged." 

The Sustained Excellence designation is reserved for entities that have received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award more than three times and repeatedly exhibit exceptional leadership in the ENERGY STAR program, while maintaining a focus on environmental protection through energy efficiency. 

Our Pepco Maryland residential and commercial & industrial energy efficiency programs have saved 951,164 MWh in energy savings starting from 2009 through December 31, 2015. This energy savings is equivalent to more than 722,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. You'd have to plant more than 16 million trees to do the same thing. 

"By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Pepco is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "I'm proud to recognize Pepco with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. Pepco demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations." 
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. 

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