Pepco Holdings, Inc.
(PHI) is a holding company
incorporated in February of 2001 for the purpose of effecting 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. Delmarva Power specifically serves the Delmarva Peninsula
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. The company experienced a doubling of operating profit in 2011, in part due to approved utility rate increases in the states of Delaware, Washington, Maryland and New Jersey.<ref... Read More