• Atlantic City Electric Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

    Jul 27, 2005

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      
    Contact: Betty Kennedy: 609-625-5567
    betty.kennedy@pepcoholdings.com

    Extreme Heat and HumidityDrive Heavy Demand

    MAY''S LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric 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. Atlantic City Electric asks customers to conserve electricity, if health permits, especially between the hours of 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Atlantic City Electric offers the following conservation tips for electricity consumers:

    • Close curtains and blinds to keep out the sun and retain cooler air inside.
    • Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers until the cooler evening hours.
    • If health permits, set your air conditioner thermostat higher than usual.
    • Turn off non-essential electric appliances and equipment.

    While the company expects to have enough electricity to meet the demand for power, if necessary, Atlantic City Electric may be required to initiate further operational procedures to preserve the integrity of the region''s electric power grid. Atlantic City Electric will continue to monitor conditions and request the public''s assistance as necessary.


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    Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Southern New Jersey.