Honeywell announced a three-year, US$12.8-million contract with Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), the parent company of Pepco and Delmarva Power, to implement and manage a portfolio of energy-efficiency programs for homeowners in the utilities' District of Columbia and Maryland service territories.
The programs, which include energy audits, equipment tune-ups, appliance rebates, contractor recruitment and training, and consumer education, will help residents cut energy consumption and costs. They are also expected to reduce PHI's electric load and environmental impact by conserving an estimated 220,000 megawatt-hours of energy over the course of the contract.
PHI and Honeywell expect the programs to reach more than 800,000 customers. Honeywell will provide training, marketing and customer service to drive participation.
The Residential Lighting and Appliance part of the program will promote the switch to high-efficiency lighting and appliances like refrigerators and electric water heaters, while the Residential HVAC Efficiency Program will increase the number of tune-ups performed on existing air conditioners and heat pumps, and encourage homeowners to buy high-efficiency systems when replacements are necessary.
The new programs will begin in 4Q 2009 and continue through 2012.
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