For Immediate Release
Maryland Customers and District Customers can Save Money by Saving Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pepco asks all of its customers to conserve energy on Wednesday, Aug. 21, as an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.
For Pepco Maryland customers, the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Peak Energy Savings. 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 giving the hours for reducing energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by email or text.
Pepco 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.
For Maryland and District of Columbia customers participating in Pepco's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program a conservation period will be called from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., on Wednesday. This means that Pepco will cycle the participants' air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during these hours. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, however, 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 5 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 Credits by calling -855-730-PEAK or visit takecontrolmaryland.com/pesc. To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards call 1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/rewards.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 793,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.