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Energy-saving programs have helped customers save 3,959,848 megawatt-hours in energy and more than $3.8 billion on their bills.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2023) – Pepco has received national recognition for the significant impacts its energy efficiency programs are having in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and providing millions of dollars in savings for Maryland customers on their energy bills. The company has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This is the eighth year Pepco has received this recognition for the company's energy efficiency programs in Maryland, which are helping customers better understand and manage their energy use and save money.
"Energy efficiency is one of biggest components to the comprehensive approach to addressing the impacts of climate change and as we continue to move toward a cleaner energy future," said Morlon Bell-Izzard, senior vice president and chief customer officer for Pepco Holdings. "Our energy efficiency programs provide customers small and large with the tools and resources they need to make more informed decisions about their energy use, ultimately helping them save energy and make their electric service more affordable."
The Sustained Excellence designation is awarded to companies that continue to exhibit exceptional leadership year after year in the ENERGY STAR program while remaining dedicated to environmental protection through superior energy efficiency achievements.
"As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "I applaud this year's ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs."
Pepco's energy-saving programs have produced 3,959,484 megawatt-hours in energy savings and more than $3.8 billion in savings on customer bills since the program's inception in 2009. These savings are equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions avoided by 106,350,883 incandescent bulbs switched to LED bulbs or CO2 emissions from 353,454 homes' energy use for one year. Customers can visit pepco.com/WaysToSave to learn more about these programs.
Pepco sister Exelon utilities Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, BGE in Baltimore, ComEd in Chicago, Delmarva Power in Delaware, and PECO in Philadelphia were also honored for ongoing and committed leadership to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency programs and actions.
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
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