Pepco Offers Maryland Customers Discounts on Energy-Efficient Compact Fluorescent...

Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:07pm EST

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Pepco Offers Maryland Customers Discounts on Energy-Efficient Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--To kick-start energy conservation in Maryland, Pepco is offering
customers large discounts on energy-saving compact fluorescent light
bulbs purchased at Home Depot and Costco stores in Montgomery and
Prince George's counties. Instant discounts will be offered at the
register--$1.50 on a single bulb, and $3 on a multi-pack.

   Pepco employees will call attention to the program Tuesday
afternoon by handing out free bulbs to evening rush-hour commuters
leaving Metro Transit Stations at New Carrollton in Prince George's
County and the Silver Spring Metro Transit Station in Montgomery
County, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

   Energy Star(R)-certified compact fluorescent bulbs use about 75
percent less electricity than standard incandescent bulbs and have a
life span of up to 10 times longer. Replacing a standard bulb with a
CFL can save about $42 in electricity over the lifetime of a bulb.

   "We know our customers want affordable energy bills and reliable
electric service," says Thomas H. Graham, President, Pepco Region.
"Offering discount CFLs is the first step in Pepco's plan to help
customers manage their energy use, improve reliability and help the
environment by reducing fossil fuel emissions from power plants."

   If every Pepco residential customer in Maryland replaces one
60-watt incandescent bulb with one 15-watt equivalent CFL bulb, the
company estimates that the electricity savings would be enough to
light more than 170,000 homes for one month.

   A list of participating stores and other energy-saving ideas can
be found on Pepco's Web site at Pepco's discount
compact fluorescent bulb offer will run for three years. Pepco will
pay the retailers the difference between the discounted price of the
bulbs and their regular sale price.

   The Maryland Public Service Commission, which regulates the
state's utilities, recently approved Pepco's compact fluorescent light
bulb program. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has a set a goal to reduce
per capita electricity consumption in the state by 15 percent by the
year 2015.

   Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM), delivers
safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 745,000
customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia. ENERGY STAR is a
program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help consumers
and businesses save energy and money and fight global warming.

Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Robert Dobkin, 202-872-2680

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