Pepco extends smart meter deployment to Maryland service area

Washington, D.C., July 21, 2011 — Pepco's minority-owned subcontractor Scope Services, Inc. is recruiting and training local workers to install smart meters in Prince George's and Montgomery counties now through the end of 2012. Pepco serves 778,000 customers, with the majority residing in both Maryland counties.

Pepco also is installing smart meters in the District of Columbia and anticipates completing that deployment by the end of 2011.

Since May, Pepco and Scope Services, Inc. staffs have worked with Montgomery Works and the Prince George's One-Stop Career Center to extend to Maryland residents the opportunity to apply for contract meter installer and administrative support positions that have been created locally as a result of the smart meter deployment in Maryland.

These meter installers will be hired and trained by Scope Services, Inc. to disconnect, remove, install and reconnect electric power meters that are used to record the energy consumption of residential and commercial customers.

The potential benefits of the new smart meters will empower customers to control their energy costs, decrease the time associated with restoring power, and reduce the need for estimated meter readings among other benefits.

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