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Delmarva Power offers customers chance to give energy this holiday season

Dec 20, 2018

Delmarva Power is giving customers the power to “give energy” this holiday season.


The utility is offering two programs it hopes will bring out the spirit of giving in local communities.

One is called “The Gift of Energy” and Delmarva Power communications manager Jake Sneeden says the premise is simple.

“The Gift of Energy is a program that allows anyone to give a Delmarva Power customer the gift of energy, meaning they can pay for some of their energy bill anytime of year. But we like to promote it as an alternative during the holiday season, rather than giving a material gift,” said Sneeden. “All you need is the customer’s name, address or phone number associated with their account and you can do it right online. And then that gift will appear on the customers’ future energy bill as a credit.”

Sneeden says the other program is the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. That allows customers to donate to the Salvation Army and provide payment assistance to low-income customers who may be struggling to pay their winter energy bills.

Sneeden notes that Delmarva Power will match $1 for every $3 donated to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, up to $70,000 annually.

Since partnering with local non-profits, Delmarva Power has donated more than $367,000 toward the effort.


Sneeden says both programs have been available for a number of years.


Click here for more information about the two programs.