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July 2nd, 2012
10:42 AM ET

Pepco CEO describes efforts to get power restored for customers amid heat wave

Massive power outages have left millions of customers from Georgia to Washington D.C. in the dark and without air conditioning as temperatures hover over 90 degrees.

Joe Rigby is CEO of Pepco Holdings, the power company that is responsible for providing much of the power to this area.

On Early Start this morning, Rigby says that the company's "singular focus is getting restoration done quickly and safely" and explains that his biggest worry is the well-being of customers.

Responding to criticism that the company has not responded fast enough, Rigby says that engineers needed to get the power grid's "backbone" up and running before they could "have a presence in the field."

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