Delmarva Power's full emergency response organization is responding to outages resulting from yesterday's storm. We will continue working safely and as quickly as possible until all customers are restored. To report an outage or downed wire, customers should call 1-800-898-8042 or report and track their outage through our mobile app or our website. For the latest updates on number of customers restored visit our news section.
For Immediate Release
Customers Can Save Money by Saving Energy
SALISBURY, MD (Sept. 7, 2016) - Delmarva Power customers will have an opportunity to save money by conserving energy on Thursday, September 8.
An increased demand for electricity throughout the Delmarva Power's Maryland region is anticipated for September 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. Thursday's Peak Savings Day conservation period will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Delmarva Power's Maryland residential and small commercial 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 Maryland 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 one 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 1-855-751-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. 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.
About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 129,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.