For Immediate Release
Md. - A test
conservation period will be called from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 30 for
Delmarva Power's voluntary Energy Wise
Rewards program in order to test the equipment prior to the peak summer
For those participating customers,
Delmarva Power will cycle off participants' air conditioner compressors for
short intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will
continue to run, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their
homes. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends for air
conditioners to resume normal operations.
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 customers.
During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling
off air conditioner compressors for short periods during times of peak
electricity use. Customers receive bill reductions 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 www.delmarva.com/rewards.