For Immediate Release
D.C. -- Pepco and the
District of Columbia Public Library have teamed up to educate residents on
important energy-saving tips that could save them money on every electric bill.
Energize DC is a partnership that teaches
customers how to develop personalized energy-management plans.
Scheduled classes at DC Public Library
locations are 60 minutes long and offer simple ways to conserve energy. The
course was developed by Pepco and The George Washington University to explain
home electricity use and what tools are available to reduce cost. Each class, called Introduction to Energy Management, features Pepco's energy saving
programs that customers can use online anytime just by signing up.
Children's activity books and fun
giveaways will also be given to parents who attend one of this summer's Energize DC classes at libraries to help
their kids get hooked on reading. Pepco
is highly supportive of the Library's Summer Reading Program that helps counter
summer learning loss. Kids who complete
the activity book guides will be able to count it toward their 8-hour summer
"We want our customers to understand
that there are steps they can take to control energy use," said Donna Cooper,
president, Pepco Region. "Energize DC
is a great way to show people how easy it is to conserve energy and save money
while their kids explore the joy of reading."
"The DC Public Library is proud to
partner with Pepco to host Energize DC."
said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of DC Public Library. "Libraries
have long been champions of environmental sustainability. We are proud to participate in a program that
shows consumers how to reduce their energy consumption and save money."
The "My Account" section of Pepco's
website has graphs and other information that let people see how much energy
they are using and when they use it the most. Through Pepco's advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI), customers are able to leverage data gathered from smart
meters. Personalized home-energy
analysis reports can help customers make better choices when trying to
Any Pepco customer who attends a class
will also receive a complimentary, reusable gift bag with even more helpful tips
and reminders. The classes are offered at no charge for people 18 years or older. All classes begin at 7 p.m. at the following
For more information about Energize DC, visit pepco.com/energizedc.