When the temperature rises in the summer, so does the demand for electricity.
The Peak Energy Savings Credit (PESC) lets you earn a credit off your bill when you reduce your electricity use on specially designated PeakSavings Days.
Peak Savings Days typically occur between June and September, between noon and 8:00 p.m., and usually last a few hours. During these periods, you will receive a credit of $1.25 off your bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) you reduce your energy below your baseline*. The more energy you save below your baseline, the larger your credit will be. You can choose whether or not to participate on a particular Peak Savings Day – and signing up is not necessary. There is no penalty if you choose not to participate in the Peak Energy Savings Credit.
You will receive a phone call the day before a Peak Savings Day with specific hours to save energy. You can also choose to be notified by email, text message or an alternative phone number. To set your preferences, log in to
My Account or call 1-855-730-PEAK. You may select up to two notification preferences.
Saving energy on Peak Savings Days can be as simple as turning off lights, waiting to run your clothes dryer until later or setting the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees higher.
*Your baseline is an average of the three days with your highest energy use during the prior 30-day period. This excludes the day prior to a Peak Savings Day, previous Peak Savings Days, weekends and holidays. This baseline is the energy use level you need to be under during the Peak Savings Day to be eligible for a credit off your bill.
NO ENROLLMENT NECESSARY. When a Peak Savings Day is announced you'll automatically receive a phone call giving you the hours for reducing your energy use. You can also choose to be notified by email or text.
TAKE ACTION. Reduce your energy use below your baseline during the specific hours of a Peak Savings Day to earn a credit off your bill.
VIEW YOUR CREDIT. You'll see your credit on your next bill or online through
You can also maximize your savings on Peak Savings Days by signing up for our
Energy Wise Rewards™ program.
For more information, visit our Peak Energy Savings Credit FAQ
You can also download and print our brochures in Spanish:
Peak Energy Savings Credit Maryland - Spanish Version
Energy Wise Rewards Maryland - Spanish Version