Pepco Requests Customers to Conserve Energy Sept. 8
Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy Thursday as an increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.
Pepco’s Maryland customers are eligible to participate in the Peak Energy Savings Credit program. It rewards customers by offering bill credits when customers reduce energy use at home during Peak Savings Days. Thursday’s Peak Savings Day conservation period is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This means that Pepco will cycle the participants’ air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during these hours. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their home and those who do should experience only a 1-to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour after the event ends at 6 p.m. for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Customers who reduce energy use below their specified baseline during the specific hours of the Peak Savings Day can receive a credit of $1.25 off their bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced usage, through the Peak Energy Savings Credit program.
Pepco Maryland customers will automatically receive a phone call giving the hours to reduce energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by email or text.
Peak Energy Savings Credit and Energy Wise Rewards are voluntary programs. Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credit by calling 1.855.730-PEAK or visit the Pepco website. To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards call 1.866.353.5798 or visit Pepco rewards website.