For Immediate Release
SALISBURY, Md. (July 13, 2016) - Delmarva Power
customers once again will have an opportunity to save money by conserving
energy on Thursday, July 14.
increased demand for electricity throughout the Delmarva Power region is
anticipated for July 14. 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.
Thursday's Peak Savings Day conservation period will be called from 2 p.m. to 6
Power's Delaware residential 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 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 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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