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Delmarva Power Urges Customers to Conserve Energy

Friday, July 22, 2011

High Temperatures Increase Demand on the System

SALISBURY , Md. – Delmarva Power today urged customers to conserve energy wherever possible as high temperatures are forecasted to affect the entire mid-Atlantic region. While power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand, extreme heat also can stress electric system equipment. Delmarva Power is on alert to quickly address any equipment issues that may arise.

Delmarva Power also offers the following energy-saving tips:

  • Set air-conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees and use an electric fan, which doesn’t require as much energy, and the air will seem cooler without sacrificing comfort.
  • Keep window shades, blinds or drapes closed to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and retain cooler air inside your home or business.
  • Limit the use of electrically heated water and turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
  • Limit opening refrigerator or freezer doors.
  • Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.

For more energy-saving tips, log onto www.delmarva.com.

For additional updates, follow Delmarva Power at www.Twitter.com/DelmarvaConnect.

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