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Pete Pedersen is a Distribution Operations Analyst with Pepco. He works with the field operations to get customers restored.

Pete Pedersen is a Distribution Operations Analyst with Pepco. He works with the field operations team to restore customers’ power.

 

If you would have told me that brooms could conduct electricity, I would have said, “I don’t think so.” Thanks to a Pepco training on hurricane preparedness in Rockville on May 29, I will live to see another day.

Pete Pedersen, a Pepco Operations Distribution Analyst, said that even leaves can conduct electricity because there are thousands of bolts of electricity that run through a light pole. Unless you have special gear issued for working with high voltage, you shouldn’t be handling downed power lines, he added.

Pedersen brought out a live line simulator to show possible situations people can find themselves injured by a power line.

In an MyMCMedia extra, Hurricane Season Starts June 1 , Pedersen gave me one of his top tips for staying safe from power lines.

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Tamika Smith

About Tamika Smith

Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life. A native of Miami, Florida Smith graduated from Howard University in 2007 and continues to give back through mentorship.

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