For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2018) – A conservation period will be called Thursday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Pepco customers participating in the Energy Wise Rewards Program to test equipment prior to the peak summer season. The program, which gives customers an automatic way to save energy during the hot summer months when demand is high, is part of Pepco's efforts to provide affordable energy service and help customers save money and energy.
For participating customers, Pepco will cycle their air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during this time frame. Most customers will not notice a temperature change in their home, and it may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program that offers customers a choice of a web-programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the energy company installs at no charge to the customer. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage.
Pepco's Maryland customers can receive guaranteed bill credits of up to $160 in the first year, while District of Columbia customers can receive up to $120 in the first year. Pepco customers using Energy Wise Rewards can also save money by conserving energy.
Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5798 or visiting energywiserewards.pepco.com/.
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About Pepco: Pepco, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 842,000 electric delivery customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.