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Delmarva Power Expands Appliance Rebate Program

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Program Offers New Options to Reduce Energy Use and Costs

SALISBURY , Md. – Delmarva Power today expanded its Appliance Rebate Program for Maryland residential customers by adding more rebate dollars for the purchase of higher efficiency ENERGY STAR® products.

The new mail-in rebate offers will include ENERGY STAR® qualified electric heat pump water heaters ($300), higher efficiency clothes washers ($100) and higher efficiency refrigerators ($50) that are at least 25 percent more efficient than the federal standard. Appliance dealers can provide information on efficiency standards.

These additional rebates are offered through funding from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Higher efficiency appliances purchased on or after April 22 will be eligible for the rebates. Rebate applications are available online at www.delmarva.com/homeenergysavings. For more information on MEA appliance replacement rebates and for a list of qualifying appliance models, visit http://energy.maryland.gov/appliancerebateprogram.asp.

Delmarva Power will also continue to offer Maryland residential customers rebates up to $50 on select ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators, room air conditioners and certain energy-efficient water heaters purchased at any retail store.

Customers can apply for rebates for both programs if their appliance meets the guidelines. However, they must submit two separate rebate forms. Application forms for Delmarva Power’s original rebate program are available at many appliance stores or online at www.delmarva.com/homeenergysavings.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers more options for reducing their energy use while at the same time saving money,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power Regional President. “In addition, customers can receive federal tax credits for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances.”

For additional information, call Delmarva Power’s Home Energy Savings Program at 1-866-353-5799.

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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 .