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Delmarva Power Customers Can Combine Rebates with Maryland’s Tax-Free Weekend to Save on New ENERGY STAR® Appliances

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Maryland Residential Customers Can Save Big This Weekend

SALISBURY, Md. – Delmarva Power is encouraging its Maryland residential customers to take advantage of its Appliance Rebate Program during the state’s tax-free weekend, Feb. 16-18. During this period, customers will not have to pay the state’s 6 percent sales tax when they purchase select ENERGY STAR certified products such as: standard size refrigerators, clothes washers, room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

“This is a great opportunity for customers to combine Delmarva Power’s rebates with the Shop Maryland Energy tax savings this weekend, and also take advantage of various retailers’ Presidents Day sales,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. “Delmarva Power is proud to offer rebates on energy efficient appliances to help our customers save energy in their homes.”

Delmarva Power paid more than 3,300 rebates to Maryland customers in 2012 for the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Maryland residential customers can receive rebates on many ENERGY STAR certified products such as clothes washers, dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, and water heaters. The value of the appliance rebates ranges from $25 to $350. Rebate forms are available in stores and at delmarva.com/ApplianceRebates. Customers can expect to receive rebate checks within six to eight weeks from Delmarva Power’s receipt of their rebate applications.

The Appliance Rebate Program is part of Delmarva Power’s portfolio of energy efficiency programs that are designed to support Governor Martin O’Malley’s EmPOWER Maryland initiative to reduce energy consumption in the state by 15 percent by the year 2015.

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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 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.