Pepco is monitoring a coastal storm that is expected to bring severe weather to our area this weekend. Strong winds and heavy rainfall may bring down trees and damage equipment, resulting in power outages for our customers. We are prepared for this event and have enhanced our staffing resources to best respond. Safety is our top priority. We urge customers to stay away from downed wires and other equipment. To report a downed wire, call 877-737-2662. Report and track outages through our mobile app or website at pepco.com/StormPrep.
In August 2019, Pepco was approved by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia for an innovative program to help prepare the District of Columbia for the growth of electric vehicles (EVs). As the energy provider responsible for managing the power grid across the District, we play a critical role in supporting EV growth. Our program will help us understand how EVs will affect our system. Understanding these changes now will help us continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy services as EVs become more popular. The program also will provide necessary charging and incentives to help customers large and small make the transition to this clean transportation option.
As a critical part of the East Coast's transportation corridor, the District of Columbia is experiencing rapid EV growth. Growing demand for EVs requires more charging infrastructure to increase access to electricity. Maintaining reliability and stability as electric demand grows also requires enhancements to the power grid and changes to how we manage our system. We worked with our partners across the District to identify solutions that will help the District address these challenges and become a leader in the EV market. The offerings provided through this program will help us meet our customers' evolving needs. Implementation planning and preparation for our program is underway. Check back to our website in the first quarter of 2020 for additional details.
Pepco's proposal outlines a voluntary suite of programs consisting of several key offerings for customers: