WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2017) – Pepco customers will have
an opportunity to save energy and money by reducing their electric use, On
Friday, July 21 from 1 p.m. on 5 p.m.
An increased demand for electricity throughout the
mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for July 21st. While the region’s power supply
is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are
encouraged to conserve energy and save money on the Peak Savings Day.
Pepco’s Maryland customers are offered the opportunity to
earn bill credits on Peak Savings Days through the Peak Energy Savings Credit
Program. Customers participate simply by saving energy during the specified
hours—no enrollment is needed. Customers will receive a bill credit of $1.25
for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced energy use below the customer’s average
energy use on a Peak Savings Day. Customers will receive a phone call
indicating the hours to reduce energy use, but they can also choose to be
notified by email or text. Customers can see their energy savings on their next
bill, or on the next day in My Account.
For Maryland and District of Columbia customers signed up to
participate in Pepco’s Energy Wise Rewards® program, Pepco will cycle their air
conditioners during this period. This means Pepco will cycle the participant’s
air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during this time
frame. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, most customers
will not notice a temperature change in their home. It may take up to a
half-hour after the event ends for air conditioners to resume normal
Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit by
calling 1-855-730-PEAK or visiting www.pepco.com/peak. To learn more about
Energy Wise Rewards call 1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/rewards. For
information about Pepco, visit www.pepco.com.
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