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Maryland Area Utilities and Social Services Agencies to Provide Help

Thursday, October 16, 2008

SALISBURY, Md. - Maryland utility customers will be able to receive energy-related information at an Energy Assistance and Community Awareness Fair in Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 23. Representatives from Delmarva Power, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Chesapeake Utilities, Delmarva Community Services, Shore Up and the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs will provide information on utility bill payment assistance programs, fuel and weatherization assistance, and sources of help with housing and supportive family services.

“We will provide educational workshops on various topics such as how to save energy and weatherize your home as well as offer tips on electrical and gas safety,” said Michael Hoy, Customer and Community Relations Manager, Delmarva Power. “We will also be giving out free, energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs and offering attendees the opportunity to win a weatherization kit as well as other door prizes.”

Applications for fuel and weatherization assistance and other services will be accepted, so customers should bring pertinent information such as a social security card, copies of utility bills, income documentation and a copy of a lease if renting.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to approximately 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .