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Community Forum to Provide Advice on How to Save Energy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Information to be Given on Energy Audits and Rebates

GEORGETOWN , Del. - Does your home need an energy makeover? If so, you might want to attend a free community forum entitled “Energy & You: Achievable, Affordable and Sustainable,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, March 29, in the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, Del.

The featured presenter will be Pat Armstrong, residential program manager for “Energize Delaware,” an initiative of Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility. Armstrong will provide information on the home performance rebates which have been extended to March 31, 2012, giving homeowners up to $8,250 in rebates for taking a “whole-house” approach to saving money and energy. Attendees will also learn about rebate programs for energy-efficient lighting.

The home performance program includes a comprehensive energy audit to determine the home’s energy use and whether there is wasted energy, such as through air leaks. Following the audit, a comprehensive report is provided to homeowners and includes specific home improvement recommendations and projections of how much energy and money could be saved by making the recommended upgrades and a timeline for how long it would be for the improvements to pay for themselves in energy savings.

At the energy forum, Delmarva Power and other companies will have displays featuring information on energy efficiency, conservation tips, statewide customer energy-saving and rebate programs and rebate availability. Attendees also will have the opportunity to win energy-related items, including a free home energy audit.

For more information and to register to attend the forum, call 302-854-6966.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 498,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 123,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .