For Immediate Release
D.C. - Pepco asks all of its customers to conserve energy on Tuesday 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 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.,
Tuesday. 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 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.