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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Announces Peak Savings Day

SALISBURY, Md. (July 7, 2016) - Delmarva Power customers will have an opportunity to save money by conserving energy on Friday, July 8.

An increased demand for electricity throughout the Delmarva Power region is anticipated for July 8. While the region's power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Delmarva Power customers can help conserve energy and save money through incentive programs during the Peak Savings Day. Friday's Peak Savings Day conservation period will be called from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Delmarva Power's Delaware residential customers and small commercial customers and its Maryland residential customers can receive a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of reduced energy use below the customer's average energy use during specific hours on a Peak Savings Day. Customers will receive a phone call indicating the hours to reduce energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by email or text.

For customers participating in Delmarva Power's Energy Wise Rewards® program, a conservation period will be called from 1 p.m. to 5 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 fan 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 event ends for air conditioners to resume normal operations.

Peak Energy Savings Credit and Energy Wise Rewards are voluntary programs. Energy Wise Rewards offers customers a choice of a web-programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge.

Customers can learn more about Peak Energy Savings Credits and get energy-saving tips by calling 1-855-750-PEAK (Delaware) or 1-855-751-PEAK (Maryland) or visiting

To learn more about Energy Wise Rewards, call 1-866-353-5799 or visit

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