Public hearings for adjustments to Pepco Maryland electric rates are scheduled for 6:30pm May 6 (Prince George's Co. Comm. College, Largo Student Ctr., Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD) and 6:30pm May 9 (Montgomery Co. Council Office Bldg., 3rd Floor Hearing Rm., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD). Written comments may be submitted by May 15, visit pepco.com for details.
This offering is entirely voluntary and is open to all qualified Pepco residential customers in Maryland with a plug-in vehicle. To participate, your vehicle must be registered in Maryland.
If so, you may select the following option:
A whole house time-of-use rate (Pepco SOS customers only): This plan applies to your entire house, including your vehicle. If you choose to shift your home energy use to off-peak hours (after 8 p.m.), you may achieve additional savings.
We created the Demand Management Pilot Program for Plug-In Vehicle Charging to encourage customers in Maryland who own plug-in vehicles to take advantage of off-peak charging. Now that the Pilot Program has concluded, Pepco has requested that the R-PIV tariff offering be continued going forward. By shifting some of the demand for electricity from peak to off-peak hours, customers may:
Save money – The cost of electricity is lower during off-peak hours, and there are 16 off-peak hours per day (Monday–Friday), plus all day Saturday and Sunday
Lighten the load – Charging during off-peak hours puts less strain on the electric grid and helps improve the reliability of your service
Breathe easier – Reduce emissions generated by mobile sources
Make a difference – Choose to charge your vehicle using renewable energy for an even greater impact
Below are the answers to frequently asked questions about the offering.
What is Pepco offering?
An R-PIV Rate (offered only to Pepco SOS customers) applies to the electricity used for the entire house, including the vehicle. Therefore, it is important to change behavior and use more energy during off peak times (Monday – Friday, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m and all hours on weekends) in an effort to decrease energy costs.
What are the qualifications for the offering?
For the R-PIV rate, customers must be a Pepco Standard Offer Service (SOS) customer
Net energy meter customers (NEM) or energy generating customers interconnected to Pepco are not eligible to apply for the R-PIV rate
What incentives are available to customers?
For purchases and installations made after July 1, 2014, please visit the Maryland Energy Administration website to obtain information on rebate offerings for Maryland customers.
I am a third party customer. Can I get the R-PIV rate?
No. In order to get the R-PIV Rate you MUST be a Pepco SOS customer.