For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. (April 25, 2018) – A conservation period will be called Thursday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Delmarva Power customers participating in the Energy Wise Rewards Program to test equipment prior to the peak summer season. The program, which gives customers an automatic way to save energy during the hot summer months when demand is high, is part of Delmarva Power's efforts to provide affordable energy service and help customers save money and energy.
For participating customers, Delmarva Power will cycle their air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during this time frame. Most customers will not notice a temperature change in their home, and it may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program that offers customers a choice of a web-programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the energy company installs at no charge to the customer. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage.
Delmarva Power's Maryland customers can receive guaranteed bill credits of up to $160 in the first year, while Delaware customers can receive a one-time installation credit of up to $80. Delmarva Power customers using Energy Wise Rewards can also save money by conserving energy.
Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5799 or visiting energywiserewards.delmarva.com/.
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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 520,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 132,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.