Delmarva Power calling for brief conservation period on Thursday

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delmarvaA conservation period will be called from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, for all Delmarva Power customers, and for Delmarva Power’s Maryland and Delaware customers participating in Energy Wise Rewards.

Delmarva Power’s Delaware residential and small commercial customers, and its Maryland residential 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.

Customers will receive a phone call indicating the hours to reduce energy use. Customers can also choose to be notified by email or text.

Despite hot weather over the summer, conservation period were few as electric supplies remained ample.

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For customers participating in Delmarva Power’s Energy Wise Rewards, a conservation period will be called from 1 p.m. to 2 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 a 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 1-855-750-PEAK (Delaware) or 1-855-751-PEAK (Maryland) or visiting www.delmarva.com/peak.

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