For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2018) – With summer just around the corner, Pepco has been hard at work, prepping its systems, and testing its processes and procedures, all part of the company's efforts to provide safe and reliable service for its more than 842,000 customers this summer.
"We work hard every day to ensure that our customers have reliable service, because that is what they expect from Pepco and it is a commitment to our customers," said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president. "As the official beginning of summer approaches, we want our valued customers and communities to know they can rely on Pepco to ensure that they have safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy year-round."
Pepco's work to prepare for the summer is part of more than $655 million the company spends each year to operate, maintain and modernize the local energy grid. Pepco completes hundreds of tasks to prepare for the summer season, including system work, testing and drills. Pepco employees across the region also are ready to respond to severe summer storms or emergencies, if needed. And, as part of the Exelon family of companies, Pepco can call on resources from sister utilities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Illinois to restore power faster after major storms.
As Pepco prepares for summer, customers should prepare too. Before severe weather hits, customers should:
Higher temperatures can lead to higher energy bills, and Pepco provides a variety of programs to help every customer save money and energy. Customers can learn more about these programs at pepco.com/waystosave.
In addition, customers can save energy and lower their bills this summer by following a few simple tips:
By taking a few simple steps, together we can be ready, stay safe, stay cool, and use less energy this summer.
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About Pepco: Pepco, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 842,000 electric delivery customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.