For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2016) -
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Delmarva
Power with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program
Delivery Award for its outstanding efforts to increase Maryland customers' use
of energy-efficient products. Delmarva Power's accomplishments will be
recognized during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 13.
is the second time Delmarva Power will be honored for its portfolio of energy
efficiency programs that are designed to support the EmPOWER Maryland
initiative to reduce energy consumption in the state.
programs include a lighting program that offers instant in-store discounts on
select ENERGY STAR certified compact fluorescent and LED bulbs and lighting
fixtures at participating retailers. During 2015, Delmarva Power customers
purchased over 448,000 discounted lighting products, contributing to a total of
over 2.3 million sold since the program's inception.
are offered for purchasing ENERGY STAR certified appliances. Delmarva Power
paid more than 900 rebates to Maryland customers in 2015 for the purchase of
energy efficient appliances and has paid approximately 15,600 rebates since the
program began in 2009. The value of the rebates ranges from $50 to $500.
rebate opportunities occur through construction of new homes that are ENERGY
STAR certified or by upgrading to a high-efficiency cooling or heating system
(central air conditioner or heat pump) with installation by a participating
addition, customers can learn how to be more energy-efficient by scheduling
either comprehensive home energy or no-cost, quick home energy assessments that
also include energy-saving products installed during the home appointments.
Power also offers energy efficiency programs for commercial and industrial
"We truly value our partnership with ENERGY
STAR," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "It's exciting
to see the impact we've made through our energy efficiency programs while supporting
the EmPOWER Maryland goal of reducing energy consumption in the state."
remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
and protect the environment," added Stockbridge.
its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total
of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
a leader in ENERGY STAR program implementation, Delmarva Power is helping
transform the energy efficiency market," said EPA administrator Gina McCarthy.
"Using ENERGY STAR resources, Delmarva Power is expanding access to
energy-saving practices to grow the economy and protect the environment."
additional information and updates about Delmarva Power's energy efficiency
programs by visiting www.delmarva.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect or by calling 1-866-353-5799.
Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.