Small Steps, Big Savings

Be warm and happy with your energy bill this winter.

Winter Ready DC Pop-Ups

We’re kicking off our Winter Ready DC campaign on National Weatherization Day, October 30th.

Until December 21st, we’re hosting pop-ups through the District to help residents take small steps to save energy this winter.

Meet us at a Winter Ready DC Pop-Up to sign up for a FREE Winter Ready DC window kit. While supplies last. (DC residents only.)

To find out the location of the Winter Ready DC Pop-Up, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Step 1

Be Aware

Your energy actions make the energy difference if you take these small steps to manage your energy bill.

The first step to saving energy is staying informed. It is important to be aware of resources, weather conditions and emergency alerts to stay safe.

  • AlertDC is the official District of Columbia communications system allowing you to pick the type of emergency alerts, notifications, and updates directly from the District of Columbia's public safety officials. By staying informed, AlertDC is your personal connection to real-time updates and instructions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your neighborhood. View current alerts.
  • Cold Emergency Alerts occur when the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts weather that presents a danger to residents, especially those who are outdoors and experiencing homelessness.
  • DC HSEMA’s Winter Weather Map provides critical information during and after a winter storm such as a winter watches, warnings and advisories, snowplow tracker, calls for services and power outages.
  • Pepco’s Current Outages webpage allows customers to report an outage, check your outage status and view Pepco’s outage map.
  • DCPSC’s Consumer Bill of Rights defines the relationship and responsibilities of utility service providers and consumers.
  • DC Council legislation prohibits natural gas and electric suppliers from turning off a customer’s heat in the winter when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Standard of Care for Animals Amendment Act of 2017, which “establishes under what extreme weather conditions that keeping animals outside would constitute cruelty to animals.”

#SmallSteps #BigSavings #WinterReadyDC2019

Step 2



We can’t always predict winter weather, but you can plan! Reach out to the various organizations for assistance and resources during winter.

Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
DC Water
Department of Energy & Environment
Department of Energy
FEMA Shakeout
Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
Mayor's Office of Community Relations (MOCRS)
Office of United Communications
Serve DC
Hamilton Relay

Step 3


Weather affects your energy bill more than any other factor. These tips can help you manage your energy bill.

Home Checklist

Home Checklist

As the calendar changes, get ahead of the coming cold weather and winterize your home.

Home Checklist (English)

Home Checklist (Spanish)

Energy Preparedness Checklist

Energy Preparedness

Weather affects your energy bill more than another factor.

Energy Preparedness Checklist (English)

Energy Preparedness Checklist (Spanish)

Winter Weather Checklist

Winter Weather Check list

Keep your family safe during an extreme winter weather event. Be Prepared.

Winter Weather Checklist (English)

Winter Weather Checklist (Spanish)