Pepco Holdings

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Pepco Holdings, Inc
Traded as NYSEPOM
S&P 500 Component
Industry Electric Utility
Founded 2001; 15 years ago (2001)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., USA
Key people
Joseph M. Rigby, CEO, Chairman, & President
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Energy-Related Services
Revenue Decrease US$5.92 billion (2011)[1]
Decrease US$257 million (2011)[1]
Number of employees
  • Atlantic City Electric
  • Delmarva Power
  • Pepco
  • Pepco Energy Services

Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) is a holding company incorporated in February 2001 for the purpose of affecting the acquisition of Conectiv Power Delivery by Potomac Electric Power Company (better known as "Pepco"). The acquisition was completed on August 1, 2002 at which time Pepco and Conectiv became wholly owned subsidiaries of PHI. Conectiv itself had been formed in 1998 to be the holding company of Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL, better known as "Delmarva Power") and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) in connection with the combination of DPL and ACE. In 2005, PHI resumed the use of the Delmarva Power and ACE brands for purposes of operations, with the result that Conectiv Energy was the only remaining Conectiv brand and was restricted for PHI's energy production facilities.

Operations of the various companies controlled by Pepco Holdings take place in the Mid-Atlantic states of the United States. Pepco serves Washington, D.C. and its Maryland suburbs, Delmarva Power serves the Delaware and Maryland portions of the Delmarva Peninsula, and Atlantic City Electric serves South Jersey.[2] In 2008, Delmarva Power sold its service area in the Virginia portion of the peninsula to A&N Electric Cooperative and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative for $44 million.[3] In April 2010, Conectiv Energy was sold to Calpine Corporation.[1]

Pepco Holdings was placed at 283rd on the 2006 Fortune 500, a list of American companies ranked by gross revenue. In 2010, the company paid only 10% of the taxes it had paid in the previous year, dropping from US$104 million to US$11 million.[4] The company experienced a doubling of operating profit in 2011, in part due to approved utility rate increases in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey along with Washington, DC.[4]


In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign criticized Pepco Holdings for spending $3.76 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008-2010, instead getting $508 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $882 million and increasing executive pay by 118% to $9.7 million in 2010 for the top 5 executives.[5]

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In 2006, Pepco Holdings restated its previously reported consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2005, to correct the accounting for certain deferred compensation arrangements.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Pepco Holdings 2011 Annual Report
  2. ^ "Introduction to Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI)". Pepco Holdings. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Delmarva Power Completes Sale of Virginia Operations". Pepco Holdings. January 2, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Aaron Nathans (6 May 2011). "Pepco reports profit of $64M in first 3 months". The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware: Gannett). DelawareOnline. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Portero, Ashley. "30 Major U.S. Corporations Paid More to Lobby Congress Than Income Taxes, 2008-2010". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-Q". 

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