For Immediate Release
202-872-2680 (media hotline)
WASHINGTON D.C. (March 17, 2021) – Pepco is encouraging customers to participate in the company's Good Neighbor Energy Fund to support District of Columbia and Maryland customers in need. Introduced last year by Pepco, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund is an easy way for customers, who are in good standing on their account and have the financial means to do so, to help their fellow customers who may be behind on their energy bills.
"The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is a unique, community-driven program in addition to other existing company and public energy assistance programs available," said Felecia Greer, vice president of Large Customer Strategic Solutions and Customer Advocacy for Pepco Holdings. "I encourage customers who are able, to contribute to the fund as a way to help fellow customers facing hardships stay connected through the pandemic."
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund consists of customer donations, made up of Pepco customers paying $1 over their monthly energy bill or by making a donation directly to participating non-profit organizations, the Greater Washington Urban League in the District of Columbia and Interfaith Works and Mary's Center in Maryland. Customer contributions are matched, $1 for every $1 collected by Pepco—up to $100,000.
For more information on how to make a contribution to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, District customers can visit pepco.com/DCgnef and Maryland customers can visit pepco.com/MDgnef.
Additionally, Pepco is committed to helping customers manage their energy needs, working as a proactive partner in raising awareness about the many important energy assistance opportunities available through the company. In 2020, Pepco's efforts helped more than 36,000 customers secure more than $26 million in energy assistance.
The most important step that residential customers who are past due on their Pepco bill can take is to contact the company at 202-833-7500 or pepco.com/help as soon as possible. Customers should never wait until they are in crisis to contact Pepco.
To further support customers and communities across the District and Maryland, Pepco has provided nearly $3.5 million in contributions of shareholder dollars to help those in need, including support to local emergency funds, small businesses and students impacted by the pandemic. In June 2020, Pepco announced that it would provide $400,000 to support students at The University of the District of Columbia, Montgomery College and Prince George's Community College. The company also announced expanded support for local business recovery by providing grants totaling $850,000 to relief funds supporting small businesses that are struggling due to the effects of the pandemic.
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