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Starting October 1st, 2021, PEPCO will increase its electricity supply rate, often called the Standard Offer Service rate, from 7.03 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 8.23 per kWh. This rate is for its Maryland customers and is expected to be in place until May 31st, 2022.

If you want to avoid the impact of this increase, we’ve outlined several ways you can keep your PEPCO bill low this fall and beyond.

How To Keep Your PEPCO Bill Low

Consider Switching Electricity Providers

One way Maryland residents may be able to save on their electric bill is by switching to a fixed-rate electricity plan with a lower electricity supply rate. These plans lock in your electricity rate for the duration of your contract.

Outside of saving money, switching electricity providers can benefit you in other ways:

  • No Unexpected Rate Hikes – Fixed-rate plans can lock in your electricity supply rate for years
  • Support Clean Energy – You can find renewable energy plans that source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources
  • Unparalleled Service – Get the customer support you deserve from your supplier

Compare PEPCO Electricity Rates

Maryland

Price to Compare 12.00¢

The electricity utility's price for electricity supply expressed as a price per kWh, to be used to contrast prices with competitive suppliers.

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ProviderPlan NameLengthRate Per kWhSign Up
Constellation
12 Month Home Power Plan
12 Mo.10.69¢
Save 11%
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Constellation
24 Month Home Power Plan
24 Mo.11.29¢
Save 6%
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 12
12 Mo.11.69¢
Save 3%
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 18
18 Mo.12.19¢Select
Direct Energy
Live Brighter 20
20 Mo.12.29¢Select
PlanRate Per kWh
Constellation
12 Month Home Power Plan

12 Months
10.69¢
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Constellation
24 Month Home Power Plan

24 Months
11.29¢
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 12

12 Months
11.69¢
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 18

18 Months
12.19¢
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Direct Energy
Live Brighter 20

20 Months
12.29¢
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    Other Ways To Cut Back On Your Energy Bills

    If you're looking for other ways to cut back on your electricity bill, you can also check out our guide to lowering your electricity bill. This page provides a strategy you can use to cut back on the biggest energy consumers in your home so you can have the largest possible impact on your bill.

    Here are a few quick tips on how to lower your bill in preparation for this increase:

    • Focus on cutting back on your A/C, heating and water heating consumption. These are generally the largest energy consumers in your home.
    • Use smart products to schedule when energy-consuming products are used so you don't waste energy unnecessarily.
    • Consider a home energy assessment to find ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

    These are just a few of the ways that you can lower your electricity consumption, so be sure to check out our full guide for more.

    Disclaimer: Standard offer service rates, price to compare rates or default electric supply rates from your utility may differ from what's shown in this post. Check with your local utility provider to confirm.