We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are here to help customers through temporary or extended financial hardship. We are suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1. We will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. We have programs to help. Learn more here.
Pepco, in partnership with the Exelon Foundation, offer a STEM program that inspires teachers and students to explore energy together. The program is expected to reach more than 39,000 students and 300 teachers at 150 schools in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland. Schools receive year-round tools and resources through ESP, including professional-development opportunities for teachers, hands-on classroom curriculum, energy audits of schools, turnkey materials to hold energy fairs at schools, field trips, and a small cash grant for additional supplies.
Pepco is a proud sponsor of KID Museum in Bethesda, Md., which offers a unique, hands-on STEM learning experience to children and their families in the region. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, KID Museum has created a state-of-the-art education center and cultural gathering place for the entire community.
As part of DC Public Education Fund's mission to drive excellence, Ed Fund hosts Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools --an evening where business leaders, philanthropic partners, and education advocates come together to honor and celebrate the achievements of DCPS' highest performing educators. Pepco and Exelon are proud sponsors of this distinguished DC tradition that bring together 2000 educators who exemplify excellence and innovation in DC Public Schools.
Pepco's grant supports a pilot resiliency project with Jubilee Housing, a community based nonprofit housing developer, to fund an emergency battery storage system at their Maycroft affordable housing property in Ward One's Columbia Heights neighborhood. The innovative system provides three days of power to Maycroft residents in the event of an extended power interruption from severe weather or other emergencies. The grant is part of Pepco's broad-based effort to transform the future energy experience, while ensuring access to vital, sustainable energy resources for customers in all Wards.