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Bill Payment Assistance

​​​Delaware

We want to share a few options that can help you minimize a seasonal spike in your electric utility bill. We can’t control the weather, but we can help you prepare and manage your energy bills through flexible payment options and assistance programs.

Our budget billing program helps you budget energy costs over time so that monthly bills are more predictable – even in cold winter or hot summer months when energy use naturally rises. To sign up for budget billing, please call 1-800-375-7117 to speak with a customer care representative or click here. We can also suggest other payment options or offer reasonable payment arrangements, if you qualify.

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You can also use My Account to see how and when you’re using energy, get personalized tips for energy savings and calculate how much you can save by making specific improvements around your home.​​

Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP)

This program provides assistance to income eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs​

DEAP has several components which include:

  • Fuel Assistance: Help with home energy bills from the period of October 1 - March 31. This includes grants to income eligible households to help pay for home heating, which includes electricity, natural gas, kerosene, propane, coal, or wood. Grants are made to both homeowners and renters
  • Crisis Assistance: This component helps households in crisis during the winter months and may be in the form of a supplemental grant to their fuel assistance benefit. In addition to being income eligible, households must show they are experiencing a crisis (i.e., shut-off notice, out of fuel, no money to pay for fuel)
  • Summer Cooling Assistance Program (SCAP): This program operates during the months of June-August and helps pay for electricity to cool homes with air conditioning during the hot, humid summer months. In addition to receiving a grant to offset the high costs of electricity to air condition a home, some populations may be eligible to receive a room sized air conditioning unit

Contact Catholic Charities to find out where and how to apply for assistance:

  • Kent County: 302-674-1782
  • New Castle County: 302-654-9295
  • Sussex County: 302-856-6310

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • To begin the process to enroll in LIHEAP click here.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Good Neighbor Energy Fund

In addition to state-specific programs, we partner with the Salvation Army to offer energy assistance to our low-income customers through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. Your donation helps families with their energy bills. Delmarva Power will match $1 for every $3 that is collected, up to $70,000.

To contribute to the fund, please contact: ​

 

The Salvation Army​
P.O. Box 712
Wilmington, DE 19899-0712
For more information, call (302) 472-0750 

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