For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - For customers
participating in Pepco's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, a test event required
by PJM, the Regional Transmission Organization or grid operator for Maryland
and the District of Columbia, will be called Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. in order
to test the equipment and functionality.
For those participating customers, Pepco
will cycle the participants' air conditioner compressors off for short
intervals during this time frame. Due to minimal air conditioner use because of
anticipated mild weather, customers are not expected to notice any significant
change in comfort. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends for
air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary
program that offers customers a choice of a programmable thermostat or an
outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer. During
summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce
electricity usage by cycling central air conditioner compressors off for short
periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will receive
bill reductions in return for allowing Pepco to cycle their air conditioners a
few days each year.
Customers can learn more about Energy
Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5798 for Pepco or visiting www.pepco.com/rewards