Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. (October 10, 2018) – Delmarva Power recommends customers take advantage of the mild weather now to prepare for the winter months ahead. Cold temperatures during the winter can cause customers to use more energy and experience higher bills, but by following a few simple tips and making straightforward energy efficiency improvements during the fall, customers could save 20 percent or more on their winter heating bills.
Find more home-energy saving tips for this winter by visiting Delmarva Power's website.
Colder weather and increased energy use can sometimes be a challenge. Delmarva Power is committed to helping customers by providing tips and information on how to save money and energy, as well as connecting customers with helpful state and federal resources. The company also offers helpful payment options such as Budget Billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly energy bills.
Many programs are also available to help low and limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally-funded program that helps low-income families meet the costs of their home energy needs. Up to $1,000 in grant support per customer is available, depending on a household's income, size and type of fuel, with no pay back required. Customers who wish to learn more about LIHEAP or other available programs should visit delmarva.com or call 1-800-375-7117.
To find more ways to save money and energy, visit The Source, Delmarva Power's online news room. Find additional information by visiting delmarva.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Delmarva Power's 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 520,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 132,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.