Public hearings for adjustments to Pepco Maryland electric rates are scheduled for 6:30pm May 6 (Prince George's Co. Comm. College, Largo Student Ctr., Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD) and 6:30pm May 9 (Montgomery Co. Council Office Bldg., 3rd Floor Hearing Rm., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD). Written comments may be submitted by May 15, visit pepco.com for details.
When the temperature rises in the summer, so does the demand for electricity. The Peak Energy Savings Credit lets you earn a credit off your bill when you reduce your energy use on specially designated
Peak Savings Days.
Peak Savings Days are a few days each summer when demand for electricity is highest, and they typically occur for a few hours between noon and 8:00 p.m. During these periods, you'll earn a credit of $1.25 off your bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) you save below your average energy use. The more you reduce your energy use, the more you can save. For example, if your average energy use is 19 kWh and you reduce your energy use to 15 kWh, you'll receive a $5.00 credit.
You can choose whether or not to participate on a particular Peak Savings Day – and there is never any enrollment and signing up is not necessary. There is also no penalty if you choose not to participate in the Peak Energy Savings Credit program.
How to Participate:
Saving energy on Peak Savings Days can be as simple as waiting to run major appliances until later or reducing air conditioner use, if health permits. For quick and easy tips, see our Peak Savings Days tips.