For Immediate Release
D.C. - Pepco asks all of its customers to conserve energy from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday
as part of a test event required by PJM, the Regional Transmission Organization
or grid operator for Maryland and the District of Columbia. The power supply in
the region is expected to be sufficient to meet demand.
For Pepco Maryland customers, the
Maryland Public Service Commission has approved the Peak Energy Savings Credit
program. It rewards Pepco Maryland customers by offering bill credits when
Maryland customers reduce energy use at home during Peak Savings Days. Pepco
Maryland customers will automatically receive a phone call the evening before giving
the time for reducing energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by
email or text.
Maryland customers who reduce energy use below their specified baseline during
the specific hours of the Peak Savings Day can receive a credit of $1.25 off
their bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced usage through the Peak
Energy Savings Credit program.
Maryland and District of Columbia customers participating in Pepco's voluntary
Energy Wise Rewards program, a conservation period will be called from 2-3 p.m.
Thursday. This means that Pepco will cycle the participants' air conditioner
compressors off and on for short intervals during this one hour test. Because
the air conditioner fans will continue to run, most customers will not notice a
temperature change in their home, and those who do should experience only a 1-
to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour after the event ends at 3 p.m.
for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Peak Energy Savings Credit and Energy Wise Rewards are
voluntary programs. Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit
by calling 1-855-730-PEAK or visit www.takecontrolmaryland.com/pesc. To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards, call
1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/rewards.