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Delmarva Power Continues Restoration Effort

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crews Plan to Work Throughout Day to Restore Service

NEWARK, Del.
– Delmarva Power continues to repair the widespread damage to its electrical system in New Castle County, Del., and Cecil County, Md., caused by severe thunderstorms that struck the region on Friday. Assessment teams have surveyed the damage to help guide the restoration work. Additional crews, including tree trimming and support personnel, are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power to affected customers.

“At the height of the storm, about 20,000 customers lost power. As of 11 a.m. today, we restored service to approximately 12,000 customers. We plan to have power restored to the remainder of our customers by late this evening,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power Region President. “However, there could be some localized outages that might not be repaired until early Sunday afternoon.”

Customers are urged to report outages by calling 1-800-898-8042. Customers can also receive outage updates by visiting www.delmarva.com, following us on Facebook and Twitter at DelmarvaConnect and downloading our mobile app at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

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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 and Maryland and over 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.