County Executive Ike Leggett has announced the names of residents selected to serve on the new Pepco Work Group that has been formed to identify and investigate causes for the frequent and lengthy electricity outages, and to recommend solutions.
“It is incredibly important that we do not go through again what we experienced in February and July and August, “Leggett said. “We have to figure out why Pepco power outages occur regularly, on even the nicest of days, threatening life, inconveniencing families, and costing our businesses millions.”
The 12-member group will be chaired by Norman R. Augustine, retired CEO of Lockheed Martin and Montgomery County resident, whose numerous leadership positions include having served as Under Secretary of the Army, Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross and President of the Boy Scouts of America.
The group is expected to submit a final report, with recommendations, within the next three to six months. Read the group’s work plan and issues to be addressed.