For Immediate Release
Md. - Delmarva Power
asks customers to conserve energy on Wednesday, Sept. 9
as high temperatures are forecasted for the region. Power supply in the
region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.
For Delmarva Power's Delaware
residential and small commercial customers and its Maryland residential
customers, Wednesday, Sept. 9 will be a Peak
Savings Day which means customers will receive credits off their bills when
they voluntarily reduce energy use below their baseline. Customers will automatically
receive a phone call indicating that the savings period will be from 2 p.m. to
6 p.m. Customers can also choose to be notified
by email or text. Peak Savings Days are typically called on weekdays, between
June 1 and Sept. 30.
Customers who reduce
energy use below their specified baseline during the specific hours of the Peak
Savings Day will 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 customers participating
in Delmarva Power's Energy Wise Rewards program,
a conservation event will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This means that
Delmarva Power will cycle participants' air conditioner compressors off and on
for short intervals during these hours. 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 event ends for air conditioners
to resume normal operations.
Wise Rewards is a
voluntary program for customers, offering a choice of a web-programmable
thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to
During 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 electricity use.
Maryland customers will receive
credits off their bills in return for allowing Delmarva Power to cycle their
air conditioners a few days each year. Delaware customers benefit by
automatically reducing their air conditioner energy use which contributes to
the Peak Energy Savings Credit on Peak Savings Days.
Customers can learn more
about Peak Energy Savings Credits by calling 1-855-750-PEAK (Delaware) or
1-855-751-PEAK (Maryland) or visiting www.delmarva.com/peak. 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 by taking these simple conservation steps:
For more energy-saving
information, visit www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is
available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.