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LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in District of Columbia

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District of Columbia Utilities

PEPCO – Residential Aid Discount (RAD)
This program offers eligible PEPCO customers who do not have all-electric heating a 63% discount on the first 400 kilowatt-hours in summer months (June – October) and a 32% discount on the first 400 kilowatt-hours in winter months (November – May) For the typical RAD customer, this translates into a savings of $12 per month in the summer and $6 per month in the winter or $102 per year. For eligible residential customers who have all-electric heating the discount is 38% on the first 700 kilowatt-hours of electricity used in summer months (June – October) and a 51% discount on the first 700 kilowatt-hours in winter months (November – May). For the typical RAD customer, this translates into a savings of $20 a month or $240 a year. Call the DC Energy Office at 202-673-6750 or Pepco at 202-833-7500 or visit www.pepco.com/home/billing/payment/support/default.aspx for more information.

Washington Gas Company – Residential Essential Service (RES)
This program offers discount gas rates, based on household size and income level, during the winter months from November through April. There are three classifications: Class C may receive a total discount up to $142.02, Class B up to $151.03 and Class A up to $189.08. Call the DC Energy Office at 202-673-6750 or visit www.dcpsc.org/consumerservices/lowincome/lowincome.asp for more information.