For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2019) – Pepco joins energy companies across the country today in celebration of its lineworkers and their continuous dedication to providing customers with the safe, reliable energy service they depend on to power their lives.
Each year on July 10, National Lineworker Appreciation Day salutes those responsible for maintaining and enhancing the local energy grid—overhead, underground and everywhere it extends. These employees brave harsh seasonal conditions as a routine part of their job and respond at any hour when emerging issues on complex energized equipment require their expert technical skills.
"Our lineworkers represent our most important line of defense when extreme weather hits," said Tyler Anthony, senior vice president & COO, Pepco Holdings, which includes Pepco. "Each time we respond to a storm, I am moved by their unwavering dedication to our customers and their persistent focus on safety. It is a privilege to work with such selfless and committed individuals and I am proud of the work we do in our communities—from major reliability projects to responding when our customers need us most."
Pepco lineworkers are responsible for maintaining nearly 14,800 miles of transmission and distribution lines across Maryland and the District of Columbia. Each day, crews are completing projects to modernize the local energy grid and strengthen the system against severe weather. These efforts continue to improve reliability for Pepco's more than 883,000 customers and, Pepco customers experienced the fastest restoration times ever in 2018.
Nearly 75,000 lineworkers are employed by U.S. energy companies, which celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day together with Pepco, including the Edison Electric Institute, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister companies Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, PECO, and Delmarva Power, to honor electric field workers.
Join in saying thank you by using the hashtag #ThankALineworker on social media—Facebook and Twitter.
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Pepco is a unit of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 883,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.