For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July
12, 2017) - Pepco customers will
have an opportunity to save energy and money by reducing their electric use, On
Thursday, July 13 from 2 p.m. on 6 p.m.
An increased demand for electricity throughout the
mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for July 13. While the region's power
supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are
encouraged to conserve energy and save money on the Peak Savings Day.
Pepco's Maryland customers are
offered the opportunity to earn bill credits on Peak Savings Days through the Peak
Energy Savings Credit Program. Customers participate simply by saving energy
during the specified hours-no enrollment is needed. Customers will receive a
bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced energy use below
the customer's average energy use on a Peak Savings Day. Customers will receive
a phone call indicating the hours to reduce energy use, but they can also
choose to be notified by email or text. Customers can see their energy savings
on their next bill, or on the next day in My Account.
For Maryland and District of Columbia
customers signed up to participate in Pepco's Energy Wise Rewards® program, Pepco
will cycle their air conditioners during this period. This means Pepco will
cycle the participant's air conditioner compressors off and on for short
intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will
continue to run, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their
home. It may take up to a half-hour after the event ends for air conditioners
to resume normal operations.
can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit by calling 1-855-730-PEAK or
visiting www.pepco.com/peak. To learn
more about Energy Wise Rewards call 1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/rewards. For
information about Pepco, visit www.pepco.com.
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