For Immediate Release
Md. - Delmarva Power
asks all of its customers to conserve energy from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday,
Sept. 18 as part of a test event required by PJM, the electric grid operator
for Maryland and Delaware.
For Delaware residential and small
commercial customers, Thursday will be a Peak Savings Day which means customers
will be rewarded with bill credits when they voluntarily reduce energy use.
Delaware customers will automatically receive a phone call indicating that the
savings period will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Delaware residential and small
commercial customers who reduce energy use below their specified baseline
during the specific hours of the Peak Savings Day can receive a credit of $1.25
off their bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced usage through the Peak
Energy Savings Credit program.
For Delaware and Maryland customers
participating in Delmarva Power's Energy
Wise Rewards program, a conservation event will be called from 2 p.m. to 3
p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. This means that Delmarva Power will cycle
participants' air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during
this hour. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, most
customers will not notice a temperature change in their homes, and those who do
should experience only a 1- to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour
after the test event ends at 3 p.m. for air conditioners to resume normal
Wise Rewards is a
voluntary program for customers, offering a choice of a programmable thermostat
or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to customers.
During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling
air conditioner compressors off and on for short periods during times of peak
Maryland customers will receive a bill
reduction in return for allowing Delmarva Power to cycle their air conditioners
a few days each year. The automatic air conditioner energy reduction will
contribute to participating Delaware customers' Peak Energy Savings Credit.
Customers can learn more
about the Peak Energy Savings Credit program by calling 1-855-750-PEAK or
visiting www.delmarva.com. To learn more about Energy
Wise Rewards, call 1-866-353-5799 or visit www.delmarva.com/rewards.
Delmarva Power asks all
customers to conserve electricity. Customers can take simple conservation
For more energy-saving
information, visit www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at
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available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.