Give the Gift of Energy this Holiday Season

Gift of Energy‘Tis the season of giving – and our Gift of Energy program provides a meaningful gift for the loved ones on your holiday list. You can help ease someone’s monthly expenses during the holiday season by making a payment on their energy bill with the Gift of Energy.

Giving the Gift of Energy is easy, and no different than making a payment on someone’s account. All you need is the name and address – not the account number – of the recipient.

The Gift of Energy can be purchased at one of our Walk-In Service centers (see list below), or by filling out a form on our website. After filling out the Gift of Energy contact form, a customer care representative will contact you to complete the transaction via phone. We will also send you a free holiday greeting card to notify the recipient of your generosity.

The Gift of Energy can be purchased in person at the following locations:

Washington, D.C.
701 Ninth Street, NW
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Rockville, MD
201 W. Gude Drive
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday only
10 a.m. to 2 p.m

MLK Business Office, Washington, D.C.
2804 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Hours: Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forestville, MD
8300 Marlboro Pike
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday only
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Holiday PhotoFollow the guidelines below to keep your home, family and guests safe this holiday season.

  • Select decorations made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant or non-combustible materials.
  • Inspect electrical decorations before using them and replace any that are damaged.
  • Keep trees (both live and synthetic) at least 3 feet from heating sources – especially fireplaces.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Never use more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.
  • Consider using LED lights, which use less energy than incandescent bulbs and emit less heat, making them safer to touch and to use on trees.
  • Keep all extension cords and light strings clear of snow and standing water.
  • If using a ladder to decorate, carry it parallel to the ground to prevent it coming into contact with power lines, and keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet from lines.
  • Turn off all decorations before going to bed or leaving your home.

Give the Gift of Energy

goeThe holiday season is almost here! Avoid the shopping frenzy and give your loved one a Gift of Energy instead. It is the simplest way to help a relative, friend, or colleague with their monthly expenses.

Giving a Gift of Energy is no different than making a payment on someone’s account. All you need is the customer’s name and address – not an account number – to purchase the Gift of Energy.

You can purchase a Gift of Energy for a customer at one of our Walk-In Service Centers (listed below), or on our website, where a Gift of Energy contact form is available. Once the form is submitted, a customer care representative will contact you and complete the transaction via telephone. We will also send you a free holiday greeting card that can be used to notify the customer of your generosity or you may keep the gift anonymous.

You can purchase the Gift of Energy at any of the following locations:

Washington, D.C.
701 Ninth Street, NW
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Rockville, MD
201 W. Gude Drive
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday only
10 a.m. to 2 p.m

MLK Business Office, Washington, D.C.
2804 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Hours: Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forestville, MD
8300 Marlboro Pike
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday only
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pepco Offers Gift of Energy Program

ImageFor the fifth consecutive holiday season, Pepco customers can purchase a Gift of Energy for that special someone who may need help paying their monthly electric bill.

By giving the Gift of Energy, you are truly giving that special person the gift of warmth. It is the simplest way for people to help a relative, friend, or colleague with their energy bill, and you can make a Gift of Energy purchase through January 15.

Giving a Gift of Energy is no different than making a payment on someone’s account.

The program’s success hinges on making the experience easy, which is why a customer’s name and address – not account number – is all that is needed when purchasing a Gift of Energy for someone.

You can purchase a Gift of Energy for a Pepco customer at one of our Walk-In Service Centers (listed below), or on our website, where a Gift of Energy contact form is available. Once the form is submitted, a customer service representative will contact you and complete the transaction via telephone. In return, you will receive a free holiday greeting card which can be used to notify the customer of your generosity, or you may keep it anonymous.

Happy shopping, and have yourself a safe and joyful holiday season. You can purchase a Pepco Gift of Energy at one of the following locations:

Washington, D.C.
701 Ninth Street, NW
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Forestville, Maryland
8300 Old Marlboro Pike
Monday, Wednesday and Friday only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MLK Business Office, Washington DC
2804 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rockville, Maryland
201 W. Gude Drive
Monday, Wednesday and Friday only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Keep the Season Bright with Safe Holiday Decorating Tips

ImageWith the holiday season upon us, many customers have begun decorating their homes and businesses. We encourage customers to follow these tips for safe holiday decorating and to save energy during the season of lights.  

  • Select decorations made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant or non-combustible materials.
  • Inspect electrical decorations before using them and replace any that are damaged.
  • Keep trees (both live and synthetic) at least 3 feet from heating sources – especially fireplaces.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Never use more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.
  • Consider using LED lights, which use 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and emit less heat, making them safer to touch and to use on live trees.
  • Keep all extension cords and light strings clear of snow and standing water.
  • Exercise caution when decorating outdoors. If using a ladder to decorate, carry it parallel to the ground to prevent it coming into contact with power lines, and keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet from lines.
  • Turn off all decorations before going to bed or leaving your home.

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We also hope you will celebrate the holiday season with us at ZooLights at the National Zoo.  ZooLights has been running on weekend since Thanksgiving, but beginning this weekend, it will run every night through January 1st except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  This free event features thousands of environmentally friendly LED lights illuminating trees, walkways, buildings and animated animal silhouettes. Several animal exhibit houses will be open for public viewing, and Pepco volunteers will be handing out free giveaways in the Think Tank. For more information, visit the Friends of the National Zoo website

Happy Holidays!

 

 

11 Things To Know About Safe Holiday Decorating

The winter holiday season is finally here!  Decorating your home goes hand in hand with this time of year.  If you haven’t already started, many of you will be stringing up electric lights to decorate your homes and businesses.  We want you to celebrate the season safely with the following 11 tips:

  1. Inspect electrical decorations before using them and replace any that are damaged.
  2. When decorating outside, make certain you, and any objects you may be carrying, such as a ladder, do not come into contact with power lines. Carry ladders and other equipment parallel to the ground.
  3. Use only non-combustible or flame-resistant tree decorations.
  4. If using a live or cut tree, water the tree daily and remember to keep it away from fireplaces and other heat sources. Heated rooms dry trees out quickly, creating fire hazards.
  5. Look for and eliminate potential danger spots near candles, fireplaces, trees and/or electrical connections.
  6. Never use more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.
  7. Indoors or outside, use only lights that have been tested for safety by nationally recognized laboratories such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
  8. Never use electric lights on a metallic tree.
  9. To avoid injuries, be sure to follow directions carefully when using artificial snow sprays.
  10. Turn off all electrical decorations before going to bed or when leaving your house or business.
  11. Consider replacing traditional holiday lighting with light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LEDs generate little or no heat, can last up to 10 times longer and use less energy.

For more information about staying safe around electricity, visit www.pepco.com.

‘Til the next post,

Andre