What are the prizes?
We would like to create permanent behavior change related to energy savings. It is believed that it takes an average of 66 days to create a habit, or nearly 3 billing cycles. Pepco customers who are winners will receive a credit on their bill for $300, which is approximately three summer month bills (In July 2019, the year before we launched the pledge, the average residential consumption was 839 kWhs, which equals a $99.48 bill). Non-Pepco customers who are winners may either (a) give the “Gift of Energy” and assign the $300 credit to a friend or relative who is a Pepco customer, or (b) choose a nonprofit to receive a $300 donation in the winner’s name.