For Immediate Release
D.C. - Pepco asks all of its customers to conserve energy on Wednesday as high
temperatures are expected to cause 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 Credit. 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.
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- 6 p.m.
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, 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 6 p.m. for air conditioners to resume
Peak Energy Savings Credit and Energy Wise Rewards are
voluntary programs. Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit
by calling -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.