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Delmarva Power Smart Home Pilot Program Opens New Doors to Energy Savings For Customers

SALISBURY, Md. (Oct. 16, 2019) – A new Delmarva Power program is helping customers turn their home into a "smart home," providing new tools and information that can save customers even more money and energy all year long. Delmarva Power's Smart Home Pilot Program provides participating customers with a free Smart Home Kit packed with  devices that can help customers take steps to reduce their energy usage and identify where energy may be wasted in the home.

"We are pleased to provide our customers with another great energy saving resource that gives them the ability to make a difference in their home's energy use and, ultimately, their pocketbooks," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "Empowering our customers with the tools necessary to control their energy usage is central to our commitment to helping our customers throughout the year."

Enrolling in the Smart Home Pilot makes it easy for Delmarva Power Maryland customers to:

  • Monitor and control lighting, home appliances, and other devices remotely.
  • Receive notifications about their home's energy use.
  • Save money and energy by using automated smart home rules.

Delmarva Power Maryland customers who enroll in the new program will receive a Smart Home Kit, valued at $500. The kit includes:

  • Gateway Hub – Connects to your home internet using a provided Ethernet cable. Acting as a centralized hub for all your Delmarva Power Smart Home devices, it enables you to control and monitor your smart home from any location using your mobile device.
  • Temperature and Humidity Sensors – Makes your smart thermostat even smarter and helps ensure that you're comfortable in any room throughout the day.
  • Motion Sensors – Detects motion in your home using infrared technology, helping your smart home equipment detect occupancy, so you can set them to turn your lights on or off automatically to make sure your home stays energy efficient.
  • Smart Plugs – Allows you to control and monitor household electronics like your entertainment center, small kitchen appliances, and other equipment through your mobile device. You can even schedule your plugs to turn on or off at certain times of the day and monitor how much energy certain appliances use—helping you identify which household items might be consuming the most energy.
  • Smart LEDs - Enables you to switch your lights on and off using your mobile device, making energy conservation easy and convenient.
  • Entry Sensors - Monitors and alerts you through your mobile device if your doors or windows are open, ensuring you avoid wasting energy by having one of them open while using your heat or air conditioner.

To be eligible for the pilot program, Maryland Delmarva Power residential customers must:

  • Reside in a single-family home or individually metered townhouse or condominium for at least 12 months
  • Have an electric heat pump or central air conditioning
  • Have an Ethernet internet connection available in the home (typically an available port on your router)
  • Have a password-secured home Wi-Fi connection
  • Have an iOS or Android mobile device

Becoming part of the Smart Home Pilot is about more than just saving energy and money. Joining the program also helps customers save time by making everyday household tasks more convenient. All of the Smart Home Kit's energy-saving devices connect to a gateway hub that is included in the kit. The hub empowers customers to automate tasks they would normally handle manually, like setting the temperature or turning lights on and off.

Customers can also get energy-saving tips based on their unique needs. They can choose to get alerts when doors or windows are opened, or other motion is detected, when they are away from home—so they can stay in control of energy use, no matter where they are.

Enrollment is determined by a screening process and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to sign up your household, customers can call 855-530-5810 or visit delmarva.com/smarthome.

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