• Additional Test Conservation Period Called for Participating Delmarva Energy Wise Rewards Customers

    May 29, 2014

    Newark, Del. – For customers participating in Delmarva Power’s voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, an additional test conservation period will be called Friday, May 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in order to confirm system enhancements made following the May 28 equipment test. These tests will ensure equipment readiness prior to the peak summer season.

    For those participating customers, Delmarva Power will cycle off air conditioner compressors for short intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, however, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their homes. It may take up to half an hour after the test event ends for air conditioners to resume normal operations.

    Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program that offers customers a choice of a programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling off central air conditioner compressors for short periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will receive bill reductions in return for allowing Delmarva to cycle their air conditioners a few days each year.

    Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5799 for Delmarva Power or visiting www.delmarva.com/rewards.