• Low-Income Energy Assistance

  • We want to share a few resources that can help you meet your energy needs. 

    District of Columbia

    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    • Customers can receive up to $1,500 as a one-time Regular Energy Assistance benefit once a year from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30
    • Emergency Energy Assistance is available to low-income District residents who have received a disconnection notice for electric or gas, or are currently disconnected
    • Call 311 or visit ddoe.dc.gov/publication/energy-assistance-program-applications

    Maryland

    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)/ Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)*

    • This program provides assistance to low-income customers with their home heating bills
      Limited assistance is available to repair or replace broken furnace
    • Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company
    • Applicants are eligible to apply for the MEAP program once at any time during the
      program year, July 1-May 31
    • Call 1-800-352-1446 or visit the Office of Home Energy Programs website

    Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)*

    • This program provides assistance to low-income customers for their electric bill
    • Customers may receive help that pays a portion of their current electric bill
    • Some EUSP participants may qualify for assistance with past-due electric bills as well as
      referrals to energy efficiency program
    • Call 1-800-352-1446 or visit the Office of Home Energy Programs website

    Utility Service Protection Plan (USPP)*

    • This program is designed to protect low-income families from utility shutoff
    • Customers who are eligible for assistance from MEAP may also be eligible for
      participation in USP
    • Customers receive an electric bill for the same amount each month throughout the year

    MAKE A GIFT OF ENERGY

    A comfortable home is truly a gift – and a gift that we can help you share with someone special. Our Gift of Energy program is a thoughtful way to help your family members,
    friends or neighbors with their energy bills.

    • Visit pepco.com/gift
    • Make a payment on that person’s account and receive a free greeting card to give that person, compliments of Pepco

    You can purchase a Gift of Energy for a Pepco customer at any time during the year.