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For Immediate Release


Power Down for Earth Hour March 25

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 24, 2017)  - Pepco is encouraging customers to power down in celebration of Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 25, and join millions across the world in this global effort. Earth Hour is the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change.

In addition to turning off lights during Earth Hour, Pepco, customers can take a number of steps to save energy and money and the environment year round through the Pepco Efficiency Rebates and Incentives and Programs, including:

  • Schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up with an energy efficiency professional to evaluate insulation, heating and air cooling systems, lighting, appliances and more;
  • Use a programmable thermostat;
  • Caulk and weather strip windows and doors;
  • Turn lights off when you leave a room;
  • Close blinds/shades/drapes in the summer and leave them open in the winter;
  • Use energy-efficient appliances: When shopping for appliances such as refrigerators, look for the ENERGY STAR® label, and purchase the most affordable energy efficient unit.

Before customers turn their lights back on this Earth Hour, they should take a moment to replace energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs with new LED lightbulbs, which typically use 75-90 percent less energy and last about 25 times longer. Customers can visit our website at for a list of  savings and rebate programs.

Pepco's sister utilities, Atlantic City Electric, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and BGE are also participating in recognizing this global event.  

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