Learn How To Read Your Pepco Energy Bill

Pepco was incorporated in 1896, and is now a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation. Committed to supporting the communities it serves, Pepco has donated more than $12.6 million to 2,500 local organizations​ over the past five years. Pepco delivers energy to more than 842,000 homes and businesses throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland. Click here to learn more about switching utilities in Maryland.

If you have questions on how to read your Pepco energy bill, we can help. The most important portions of the bill are numbered and are explained below.

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Sample Pepco energy bill page1 .

The monthly energy use in kWh is a summary of your use throughout the year. Use it as a way to tell if this month’s bill feels right or if it seems lower or higher than expected.

Sample Pepco energy bill page 2.

The residential service number is what an energy supplier uses to transfer your account from Pepco default power to the supplier power. Be careful to only provide this number to people and companies you trust.

Total use is the total number of hours of electricity your home used during this billing period.

This section details the cost for Pepco to send electricity to your home. These charges cannot be changed or reduced by working with a competitive electricity supplier.

Supply charges represent the cost of the electricity itself, not including delivery and taxes. Before switching to a competitive energy supplier check this area to find out what Pepco charges you for energy, and be sure that the competitive energy supplier is offering you a lower rate or a greener rate.

Total electric supply chargesrepresent your total cost for electricity supply for the month. If you divide this by the total number of kilowatt hours used for the month, you’ll know your cost total cost per kWh. In this example, $41.93 divided by 529 kWh = $0.079/kWh.

If you have further questions about your Pepco bill, and would like to speak with Pepco’s customer assistance, call (202) 833-7500 or contact Pepco online.

To find out if you’re currently getting the lowest energy rate or greenest energy rate, use the below energy comparison tool to compare utility rates.

Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Rhode Island
Pepco
  • Choose Your Provider
  • Pepco
  • BGE
  • Delmarva
  • Potomac Edison
  • Washington Gas & Light