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Pepco Holdings, Inc. to Host Low-Income Energy Assistance Summit

Monday, October 08, 2007

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), the parent company of Delmarva Power, Atlantic City Electric and Pepco, will host more than 150 social service agency representatives from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. at a daylong interactive summit at the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City, Md., on Wednesday, October 10.

The summit gives service providers valuable information and tools to better assist low-income electricity customers, many of whom have difficulty in paying their energy bills.

“The summit is an avenue through which PHI continues to solidify its partnership with the social service agencies that help our customers on a regular basis,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Vice President.

The summit includes workshops, exhibits and presentations from advocates at the local, state and national levels. The keynote speaker is David Fox, Executive Director of the National Low-Income Energy Consortium, a leading low-income assistance advocate.

Many of the workshops will address the challenges of dealing with energy prices that are higher than they were several years ago. While there are programs that help customers learn to use energy wisely and obtain financial assistance to pay energy bills, the goal of the summit is to make sure this information reaches those who need it.

The summit agenda follows this news release. The news media is invited to cover this event.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .

Low-Income Energy Assistance Summit 2007 October 10, 2007 Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center

9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD

AGENDA

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 General Session

¨ Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gary Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power Region

John Allen, Vice President, Delmarva Power Bay Region

Mayor Rick Meehan, Mayor, Ocean City, Maryland

Delegate Page Elmore, Maryland State House of Delegates

9:30 General Session: Energy Issues Today and Tomorrow - Public Service Commissions Panel

10:30 Workshops

  •  Innovative Energy Savings Solutions
  •  Successful Communication Strategies
  •  Low Income Program Design/Evaluation (Apprise)
  •  LIHEAP and State Funded Low Income Programs
  •  MY ACCOUNT: Energy Know How Solutions

11:30 Workshops

  •  Legal Aide for Low Income Households
  •  High Risk High Cost Borrowing
  •  Housing
  •  Working with Diverse Populations
  •  Reducing the Risk for Low Income Populations: Fire Safety

Lunch: David Fox, NLIEC

1:45 Workshops

  •  Reducing the Risk for Low Income Populations: Fire Safety
  •  Legal Aide for Low Income Households
  •  Hot Topics Roundtable
  •  High Risk High Cost Borrowing
  •  Working with Diverse Populations

2:45 PHI Blueprint of the Future Update – George Potts, VP, Business Transformation

3:30 Wrap-up

  •  What we need to focus on for the next time
  • Thank you
  •  Evaluation Forms
  •  Door Prizes

Closing