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Delmarva Power Offers Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

Monday, October 22, 2007

SALISBURY, Md. – Delmarva Power is accepting applications for its Education Mini-Grant Program.

The program provides teachers with grants of up to $500 to support innovative projects that focus on energy-related issues, such as wise energy use, alternative energy sources, electrical safety and energy-related science concepts.

The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons, taking field trips and implementing classroom projects not typically supported by school district funding.

“Delmarva Power realizes the value in teaching students about topics such as energy conservation and electrical safety,” said Michael Hoy, manager of customer and community relations for Delmarva Power. “Over the last 17 years, we have awarded approximately $170,000 in grant money to support projects that supplement the school curriculum.”

Mini-grants are available to public and private school teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and in Cecil, Harford and the eastern shore counties of Maryland.

Applications are available in the schools or by calling 410-860-6586. The application deadline is Friday, November 9.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .