For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - For customers
participating in Pepco's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, an additional test
conservation period will be called Friday, May 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in order
to confirm system enhancements made following the May 28 equipment test. These
tests will ensure equipment readiness prior to the peak summer season.
For those participating customers, Pepco
will cycle off air conditioner compressors 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 homes. It may take up
to half an hour after the test event ends for air conditioners to resume normal
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 off central air conditioner compressors 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.