For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2018) – Today, Pepco customers will have an opportunity to save energy and money by reducing their electric use between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
An increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for Tuesday. 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 on the Peak Savings Day.
Pepco Maryland customers can earn bill credits on Peak Savings Days 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 notified by phone 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. Customers can see their credit 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 this period. 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 1-855-730-PEAK or by visiting pepco.com/peak. To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards call 1-866-353-5798.
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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.