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For Immediate Release


Pepco Announces Peak Savings Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2016) - Pepco customers will have an opportunity to save money by conserving energy on Thursday, July 14.

An increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for Thursday, July 14.  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 during the Peak Savings Day.  Tomorrow's Peak Savings Day conservation period will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pepco's Maryland customers are able to participate in the Peak Energy Savings Credit program, which rewards customers by offering a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced energy use below the customer's average energy use during specific hours on a Peak Savings Day. Pepco Maryland customers will receive a phone call indicating the hours to reduce energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by email or text.

For Maryland and District of Columbia customers participating in Pepco's Energy Wise Rewards® program, a conservation period will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This means that Pepco will cycle participants' air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals. Because the air conditioner fan 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. Energy Wise Rewards offers customers a choice of a web-programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge. Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit by calling 1-855-730-PEAK or visit To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards call 1-866-353-5798 or visit

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