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Delmarva Power Encourages Customers to Support Giving Season

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Utility Offers Good Neighbor Energy Fund, Gift of Energy

SALISBURY , Md. – With the giving season upon us, Delmarva Power reminds customers of the ways in which they can help less fortunate families, such as through the company’s Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy program.

The Good Neighbor Energy Fund, which is administered by the Salvation Army, helps income-eligible families pay their energy bills. It launched this month with pre-addressed envelopes included in Delmarva Power customers’ bills. Contributions are tax-deductible and matched by Delmarva Power, which gives one dollar for every three dollars donated.

Delmarva Power founded the fund more than 25 years ago. Through the years, the fund has raised more than $5 million and has helped more than 60,000 families in Delaware and Maryland.

To apply for energy assistance from the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers should contact their local Salvation Army Office, which receives both personal and corporate contributions made to the fund.

“Unfortunately, there are many more families this year who will struggle to pay their energy bills, particularly when the weather is extremely cold for an extended period of time,” said Delmarva Power regional Vice President Glenn Moore. “We hope customers will hear this call to help those less fortunate families this holiday season.”

Delmarva Power also offers the Gift of Energy program, which is available to anyone despite their income level. The program works like this:

  • Visit a participating Delmarva Power Walk-In Office in Delaware; 
  •  Provide Customer Care with the name and address of the person you’re buying the gift of energy for; 
  •  Make a payment on that person’s account; and
  • Receive a FREE holiday greeting card to give to that special someone, compliments of Delmarva Power.

Gift of energy payments must be made in person, by check or credit card, at one of the company’s participating Delaware walk-in offices, where a customer service representative can assist with the purchase. The program runs through January 15, 2010.

The location and hours of participating Delmarva Power walk-in offices are:

Wilmington Walk-In Office
630 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Castle Regional Walk-In Office
I-95 at Route 273 in Newark
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Millsboro Walk-In Office
700 E. DuPont Highway, Millsboro
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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 and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.