For Immediate Release
Green Energy Efficiency Programs to Provide Incentives and Savings
WASHINGTON - Pepco has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to run four energy efficiency and conservation programs for non-residential customers in the District of Columbia. Also known as "demand side management," the programs are part of Pepco's Blueprint for the Future, a plan to help meet the nation's energy and environmental challenges through a combination of energy efficiency and new environmentally friendly green technologies.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will encourage Pepco's commercial, governmental and industrial customers as well as builder/developers, and trade allies to identify and implement energy reduction opportunities related to building performance.
The Prescriptive Rebate Program, Custom Incentive Program, HVAC Efficiency Program, and Building Commissioning and Operations & Maintenance Program are designed to encourage the use of cost-effective, energy efficient products and design practices during new construction, renovations, remodels, and equipment replacement events.
The energy efficiency programs will encourage electrical, mechanical, and lighting systems improvements, and employ best practices for building commissioning, as well as improving building operation and maintenance practices.
"These programs support President Barack Obama's vision for a new green energy economy that will transform the way we use energy," said Thomas Graham, President, Pepco Region. "We will promote the value of purchasing energy efficient products with an eye toward making program participation as simple as possible for consumers."
The budget for the non-residential programs from 2009 to 2011 is $12.7 million. For more information on these programs, visit www.pepco.com/business or, contact Lockheed Martin at
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.