For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - For customers
participating in Pepco's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, a test
conservation period will be called Wednesday, May 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. in order to test the equipment
prior to the peak summer season.
For those participating customers, Pepco
will cycle the participants' air conditioner compressors off for short
intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will
continue to run, however, most customers will not notice a temperature change
in their home. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends for air
conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary
program that offers customers a choice of a programmable thermostat or an
outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer. During
summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce
electricity usage by cycling central air conditioner compressors off for short
periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will receive
bill reductions in return for allowing Pepco to cycle their air conditioners a
few days each year.
Customers can learn more about Energy
Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5798 for Pepco or visiting www.pepco.com/rewards.