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For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. - For customers participating in Delmarva Power's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, a TEST conservation period will be called Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.
For those participating customers, Delmarva Power will cycle the participants' air conditioner compressors off for short intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, however, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their home. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program that offers customers a choice of a programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling central air conditioner compressors off for short periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will receive a bill reduction in return for allowing Delmarva Power to cycle their air conditioners a few days each year.
Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5799 or visiting delmarva.com/rewards.
About Delmarva Power: 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 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware
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