Delmarva Power Restores Service to All Customers Affected by Last Weekend’s Violent Wind Storm
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Crews Worked Around the Clock to Restore Service
NEWARK, Del. – Delmarva Power has restored power to all of the estimated 84,000 customers who lost electric service in the wake of the destructive “derecho,” a violent wind storm that struck the Delmarva Peninsula last weekend.
The vast majority of customers – more than 97 percent – had power restored by Sunday evening. Repair activity continued full force, around the clock, until every customer affected by the storm had electrical service. Restoration was completed early Tuesday evening.
“Last weekend’s storm caused significant damage to our electric system and that made the repair work challenging and time-consuming,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power Region President. “I want to thank our customers for their patience and our crews who worked tirelessly to restore electric service to them as quickly and as safely as possible. I also want to thank state and local emergency management officials for their cooperation and assistance in helping us deal with the effects of this storm.”
With its service restoration finished, Delmarva Power has redeployed more than 150 crews to assist with outage repairs at Pepco and Atlantic City Electric, its sister companies which are still working on storm restoration in their respective service territories of the greater Washington, DC region and southern New Jersey.
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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.