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What is PEPCO MD?

The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is a public electricity utility serving the city of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland. That means it’s the default electricity supplier for nearly 900,000 customers, including 582,000 in Maryland, across 640 square miles. However, as the electricity market in this area is deregulated, those customers can switch to a retail electricity supplier instead.

PEPCO was founded in 1896 and the same year received a contract to electrify the nation’s capital. It’s now owned by Exelon, the largest electricity parent company in the United States.

PEPCO has been slated by The Washington Post for delivering unreliable service, particularly compared to other major utilities.

What services does PEPCO offer?

PEPCO generates, transmits, and distributes electricity for residential and business customers in the nation’s capital and its suburbs in Maryland. 

It also offers residential customers “home energy check-ups” to help them identify ways to save energy and gives rebates if you make recommended energy efficiency upgrades, including installing insulation, replacing windows, and sealing ducts.

Where does PEPCO operate?

PEPCO supplies electricity to residents of Washington, D.C., and its Maryland suburbs, including parts of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.