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Peak Hours Change on October 1

The weather is changing and so are peak hours. Starting October 1, peak hours will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday - Friday excluding holidays. This fall and winter, be sure to shift or reduce your energy use during these hours. These hours last until May 31, 2021.

This time of year, peak energy use increases in the morning when temperatures are lower and heating systems are working harder to warm homes and businesses.

Enrollment is closed for the Peak Savers pilot. Participants should check back regularly on this page for program updates and tips.

Save money and energy at home with Peak Savers

The Peak Savers pilot offers potential savings to customers who reduce energy use during peak hours or shift their energy use from peak to off-peak hours. The pilot rates are listed to the right.

While many people are spending more time at home, there are still ways to reduce energy use and save money. Managing your thermostat has the greatest impact. Using a smart or programmable thermostat to preheat your home before you wake up and to lower the temperature a few degrees during peak hours can make a difference on your bill.

You can keep an eye on your energy use and set high usage alerts by logging onto My Account at

Pilot Rate


$0.08 per kWh


$0.51 per kWh

The pilot rates are averages based on summer and winter usage at current tariff rates.

When are peak hours?

Peak hours take place from Monday-Friday.

October to May

Peak hours 6am to 9am, October through May

June to September

Peak hours 2pm to 7pm, June through September

Here are some tips to help you save this fall and winter:

Keep laptops unplugged until it’s time to log-in to work. When you do need to plug them in, use a smart power strip.

Keep your hot water heater set at 120°F.

Run large appliances such as the washer, dryer and dishwasher after peak hours.

Have your heating system serviced and replace filters to ensure it is running efficiently.

Schedule a virtual energy check-up and have a Delmarva Power Energy Analyst help answer questions and make recommendations at no cost to you. To make an appointment and for additional ways to save money and energy, visit

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