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Philadelphia-based PECO has filed a plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for enhanced PECO Smart Ideas energy efficiency and demand response programs for residential and business customers. Following PUC review and approval, the new programs would be available beginning in June 2013.

Since the launch of PECO Smart Ideas in October 2009, more than 400,000 customers have participated in the initiative. Through their participation, customers have reduced energy use by more than 1.135 million MWh, according to the utility.

Included in PECO's filing are seven new programs for residential and business customers, as well as the continuation of six existing programs. The programs are part of the utility’s ongoing support of Pennsylvania Act 129 and, specifically, the second phase of the act, which requires Pennsylvania utilities to develop programs to help customers reduce energy use.

PECO says its proposed programs would help customers reduce energy use by 2.9% - or 1.125 million MWh - by May 31, 2016. The company’s filing is expected to be reviewed by the PUC by Feb. 28, 2013.

To view a full list of PECO’s proposed programs, click here.



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