For Immediate Release
Programs Reduce Electricity Demand Due to Unseasonable Heat
For Immediate ReleaseMay 8, 2000
At 1:45 p.m. today, Pepco activated its Kilowatchers Club programs to reduce demand for electricity this afternoon due to the region`s current unseasonably early hot spell and to ensure a reliable supply of power for all customers. All PJM Power Pool companies serving 22 million people in the mid-Atlantic area have activated similar reduction programs. A number of generating units in the Power Pool are undergoing scheduled maintenance as is normal at this time and prior to the summer air conditioning season. They are scheduled to be in service later this month.
More than 207,000 residential customers volunteer to allow Pepco to cycle their air conditioners off-and-on periodically on weekday afternoons for no longer than six hours.
These programs are designed to reduce customer demand and avoid the need for mandatory conservation actions by all customers. Other voluntary conservation actions Pepco requests at this time include:
Point of Contact:Nancy Moses