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Area Utilities and Social Service Agencies Will Provide Energy Assistance and Social Services Help

Friday, January 04, 2008

Delaware utility customers will be able to receive energy-related information at Energy Assistance and Community Awareness Fairs this month. Representatives from Delmarva Power, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Chesapeake Utilities, the State of Delaware, First State Community Action Agency, Sussex Cheer and Neighborhood House 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 information on energy auditing and heating systems as well as tips on how to save energy,” said Michael Hoy, customer and community relations manager, Delmarva Power. “Attendees will also have the chance to win a weatherization kit and other prizes.”

Applications for fuel and weatherization assistance and other services may be taken at each fair, 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 fairs will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on January 8 and at the Dover Mall on January 10.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to approximately 478,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .