For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An increased demand
for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for Thursday,
July 30. While the region's power supply
is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers can help
conserve energy and save money through incentive programs.
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. Tomorrow's Peak Savings Day conservation period will be called
from 2-6 p.m. 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 2-6 p.m., Thursday. 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.
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.pepco.com/peak. To learn more about Energy Wise
Rewards call 1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/rewards.