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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Announces Peak Savings Day

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

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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.

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