For Immediate Release
202-872-2680 (media hotline)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2020) – Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Pepco has been performing essential work to prepare the local energy grid to meet increased customer demand and keep homes and businesses powered all summer long. Employees are completing maintenance and inspections, as well as upgrades and critical repairs to prepare for severe weather, including a forecasted active hurricane season. This work is essential to providing safe and reliable service for the company’s 894,000 electric customers throughout the summer months.
With several impactful storms already this year, Pepco encourages customers to be ready for the severe weather summer can sometimes bring.
Being prepared is a responsibility everyone should take seriously. If a severe storm hits, monitor local weather reports regularly and follow the advice of local emergency management officials. Immediately report a downed wire or service issue by calling 1-877-PEPCO-62 (877-737-2662) , visiting pepco.com, or through the company's mobile app. Customers can also report an outage by texting "Out" to 48710. Customers must first text "ADD OUTAGE" to 48710 to sign up for this service. If an outage does occur, the company's interactive online outage map and its mobile app provide estimates of how quickly power is expected to be restored. More tips, resources and safety information are available at pepco.com/storm.
With more people spending time at home and as temperatures climb, energy use typically climbs too. Pepco provides helpful tips and information to help customers save money and energy all summer. More tips and information available at pepco.com/saveenergy.
By completing these simple steps, together we can be ready, stay safe, stay cool, and use less energy this summer.
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