Invest your millions in profits to improve our power system
  • Petitioned Joe Rigby

This petition was delivered to:

Pepco CEO
Joe Rigby
Manager Media Relations
Bob Hainey
Regional Communications Director
Myra Oppel

Invest your millions in profits to improve our power system

    1. Kevin Grandia
    2. Petition by

      Kevin Grandia

      washington, DC

Pepco makes millions in profit but remains one of the most unreliable utility companies in America. Add your voice to the demand that Pepco invest their profits in burying the power lines and making our power system more reliable and safe.

In the first 3 months of this year the utility company Pepco made $68 million in profit. In 2009 the CEO of Pepco, Joe Rigby, made $2.9 million in personal income.

My neighbor is 70 years old, her name is Kay, and she has now been without power for 4 days in this sweltering heat. (Update: Kay told me this morning that her dog is acting really sluggish and she is worried the dog might die).

For almost $3 million a year, Joe Rigby needs to be held to account. We demand, on behalf of all the seniors, poverty-stricken and children, that Pepco immediately begin investing their profits in improving our power and implement a long term solution to these unacceptable delays.

For instance, Pepco could commit to a 5 year plan to bury the power lines in their service areas which would greatly improve reliability during massive wind storms and blizzards.

Invest your profits in your customers!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. My neighbor Kay on ABC News

      Kevin Grandia
      Petition Organizer

      This is my neighbor Kay and her dog - the one I talk about in the petition. and I arranged to get ABC 7 DC out there today to show them how seniors our effected by the heat.

      This is a human rights issue, this is a real story and I don't even want to think how many more stories are out there - especially seniors in high rise apartment who have nowhere to go.

    3. Your message on Fox 5 DC

      Kevin Grandia
      Petition Organizer

      Okay, I am just a guy, so I tried my best but here I am on Fox 5 DC at the top of the hour, passing on the message you all signed on to! Keep sharing this petition, we are getting our message out there.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. Pepco is saying Sunday!

      Kevin Grandia
      Petition Organizer

      Wow - this is the height of insanity. Pepco is saying "maybe Sunday" now for my neighborhood. This could have been any of us, I just lost in the random roulette power restoring game here.

      My 75 year old neighbor is still without power and now her old dog is starting to feel the effects. She told me this morning she is worried her dog might die!!!

    6. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Diana Schnabel ROCKVILLE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Our power goes out all the time - even with small storms. The tree trimmers have butchered our trees.

    • Dominique Lorang ROCKVILLE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I loose power if there is a slight wind! Lost power yesterday at work in N. Bethesda for 2 hours and also half a day 2 weeks ago.....and there was no big storm!

    • Natalie Queen WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      just like metro, pepco needs to step it up and help out our seniors. that could be one of the reasons why some americans are in poverty.

      • about 2 years ago


    • Stefan Nicholas BETHESDA, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because the power goes out more than it does in 3rd world countries, because Pepco has cut by 50% the number of workers to service the lines since the mid-90s, even though there are many more people in the region, but it's executives take home millions. Less service to customers and more money for executives is not a good combination. And they'd better not raise rates to pay for the work they should have been doing for the past 20 years. It's simply outrageous.


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