Pepco Empowers Customers


Pepco has returned to the business of helping homeowners cut their energy bills (not without a bit of prodding from the Maryland Public Service Commission).

Under Pepco’s Energy Wise Rewards program, customers can choose either of the following FREE installations: A programmable thermostat that you can control via Internet OR a digital control unit (DCU) for your central AC.

The DCU allows Pepco to cycle off your AC during periods of peak demand in exchange for a meaningful reduction in your monthly bill.  A nice feature is that Pepco provides three different levels of participation.

This works financially because Pepco must pay extremely high prices for power during the hottest summer days.  It’s right and proper and long overdue that these savings be shared with homeowners.

My AC still has the defunct radio transmitter control unit from the 1990’s, also installed by Pepco.  That was before Maryland swallowed the Kool-Aid of Enron-inspired electricity deregulation in 1999.  Maryland lost an entire decade of progress on energy efficiency.

Thank goodness, it’s never too late to do the right thing!


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