Delaware residential and small commercial customers, Tuesday will be a Peak Savings
Day which means customers will be rewarded with bill credits when they voluntarily
reduce energy use. Delaware customers will automatically receive a phone call
indicating that the savings period will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
residential and small commercial customers who reduce energy use below their
specified baseline during the specific hours of the Peak Savings Day can
receive a credit of $1.25 off their bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of
reduced usage through the Peak Energy Savings Credit program.
Delaware and Maryland customers participating in Delmarva Power’s Energy Wise Rewards program, a
conservation event will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
This means that Delmarva Power will cycle participants’ air conditioner
compressors off and on for short intervals during these hours. Because the air
conditioner fans will continue to run, most customers will not notice a
temperature change in their homes, and those who do should experience only a 1-
to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends at
6 p.m. for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is
a voluntary program for customers, offering a choice of a programmable thermostat
or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to customers.
During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling air
conditioner compressors off and on for short periods during times of peak
electricity use. Customers will receive a bill reduction in return for allowing
Delmarva Power to cycle their air conditioners a few days each year.
Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credits by
calling 1-855-750-PEAK or visiting www.delmarva.com. To learn more about Energy
Wise Rewards, call 1-866-353-5799 or visit www.delmarva.com/rewards.
Delmarva Power asks all customers to conserve electricity. Customers
can take simple conservation steps:
For more energy-saving information, visit www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.