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Pepco Brings Together Groups Essential to Connecting Customers with Energy Assistance

​WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 12, 2018) – As part of its ongoing efforts to help customers access affordable energy service, Pepco recently hosted an energy assistance summit for local organizations that work with customers who may struggle with meeting their energy needs. The annual summit is an opportunity for Pepco to share key updates on available assistance and introduce new programs that may be of interest to organizations that work in local communities. 

“We are committed to ensuring all our customers have the ability to heat and cool their homes,” said Felecia Greer, director & customer advocate for Pepco Holdings. “To help our customers access the many energy assistance resources we provide, it’s important that we collaborate with local partners that work with the most vulnerable customers across our service area. It’s one of the best ways to get the right resources and assistance into the hands of those who need it most.”

Non-profit organizations, along with state and governmental agencies that assist residents across Pepco’s service area, attend the summits, which have been held annually since 2012. The events also include presentations from guest speakers, who offer unique insights on available resources and how to connect residents with available assistance.

During the event, Pepco also announced it is awarding the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties with over $1,000,000 in funds to aide with energy assistance. WAFF provides additional money to Pepco’s low- to moderate-income customers in Maryland who are having challenges paying their energy bills. 

There are also many other programs available to help low and limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally-funded program that helps low-income families meet the costs of their home energy needs. Up to $1,000 in grant support per customer is available, depending on a household’s income, size, and type of fuel, with no pay back required. Customers who wish to learn more about LIHEAP or other available programs should visit pepco.com or call 202-833-7500.

Pepco also offers helpful payment options for customers such as Budget Billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly energy bills. The company also provides customers with tools and resources to manage energy more efficiently through My Account. My Account contains tools and detailed energy usage information that allow customers to track energy use, compare usage trends, and discover the results of energy-saving practices. Visit www.pepco.com/WaysToSave to learn about these helpful tools and resources. 

To learn more, readers are encouraged to visit The Source, Pepco’s online news room.

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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. 

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