For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Yingling: 302-283-5811 Bill.Yingling@pepcoholdings.com
Extreme Heat and Humidity Drive Heavy Demand
WILMINGTON, Del. - Delmarva Power today requested that the public conserve electricity while the area experiences an intense heat wave.
Extreme heat and humidity have driven demand for electricity to high levels. Delmarva Power asks customers to conserve electricity if health permits, especially between the hours of 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Delmarva Power offers the following conservation tips for electricity consumers:
While the company expects to have enough electricity to meet the demand for power, if necessary, Delmarva Power may be required to initiate further operational procedures to preserve the integrity of the region's electric power grid. Delmarva Power will continue to monitor conditions and request the public's assistance as necessary.
Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.