Delmarva Power & Light Company (“Delmarva Power”)
Washington, District Of Columbia
Partner of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., was established in 1909 and now has a service territory of 5,000 square miles. The utility now delivers electricity to more than 501,000 residential and commercial electric customers along the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as gas supply and distribution service to 128,000 customers in New Castle County, Delaware. Along with other utilities supporting EmPOWER Maryland, Delmarva Power is making great strides toward achieving its energy efficiency goals. Delmarva Power is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its energy efficiency programs and promotion of ENERGY STAR. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Providing incentives on more than 80 homes, for a total of more than 300 since joining the program. Market penetration in Delmarva’s service territory is at 25 percent, up from just seven percent in 2014.
- Advancing the market for ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as appliance recycling, through its ENERGY STAR Products Programs. In 2015, Delmarva significantly enhanced its program offerings by adding ENERGY STAR clothes dryers, and ENERGY STAR two-speed and variable speed pool pumps to its portfolio; launching web-based rebate application platforms for customers and contractors, and added contractor-facing trainings and other offerings to effectively promote ENERGY STAR products both through the contractor channel and at retail. As of the third quarter of 2015, these programs together delivered almost 2.2 million megawatt hour savings.
- Collaborating with other Maryland utilities and industry stakeholders to advance the EmPower Maryland Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. In 2015, Delmarva successfully added Energy Coaches to its offerings. The Energy Coach serves as a third-party unbiased resource available to help HPwES customers navigate the home improvement process.