For Immediate Release
SALISBURY, Md. (July 7, 2016) - Delmarva Power
customers will have an opportunity to save money by conserving energy on
Friday, July 8.
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
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.
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.
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 www.delmarva.com/peak.
To learn more about Energy
Wise Rewards, call 1-866-353-5799 or visit www.delmarva.com/rewards.
For more energy-saving information, visit www.delmarva.com.
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