For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2019) – Pepco customers will have an opportunity to save money and energy by reducing their electric use on Friday, July 19, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
An increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for Friday. While the region's power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are encouraged to conserve energy and save money during this Peak Savings Day.
Pepco Maryland customers can earn bill credits on a Peak Savings Day through the Peak Energy Savings Credit Program. Customers participate simply by saving energy during the specified hours—no enrollment is needed. Customers receive a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced energy use below the customer's average energy use.
Customers are alerted by phone call the day before the Peak Savings Day indicating the hours to reduce energy use and can also choose to be notified by email or text by signing into My Account. New for 2019, customers can sign up to receive an alert after a Peak Savings Day with details on how much they saved and how their savings compared to others. Savings information is also available the next day in My Account and on their next bill.
For Pepco customers participating in Energy Wise Rewards®, Pepco will cycle air conditioners during a Peak Savings Day. This means that Pepco will send a signal to the participant's thermostat or outdoor switch to cycle the air conditioner compressors off and on based on the customer-selected cycling level. Because the air conditioner fan will continue to run, customers may not notice a temperature change in their home. It may take up to a half-hour after the period ends for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Pepco Maryland customers can learn more about the Peak Energy Savings Credit Program by calling 855-730-PEAK or by visiting pepco.com/peak. To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards, call
866-353-5798 or visit the District of Columbia Energy Wise Rewards page or the Maryland Energy Wise Rewards page.
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