EPA Recognizes PHI Utilities as 2014 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Pepco and Delmarva Power Earn Awards for Protecting the Environment Through Superior Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Pepco and Delmarva Power as 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year winners for outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy efficiency programs, information and services to its customers. The accomplishments of the two Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) companies were recognized on April 29 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Pepco and Delmarva Power were honored for their residential energy efficiency programs offered to Maryland customers and their work to increase market share of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified products, services, and programs as leaders in energy efficiency program delivery through comprehensive outreach, education, and marketing programs.
“PHI companies are dedicated to our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Hallie Reese, vice president, customer care, PHI. “Through our suite of residential energy efficiency programs — Lighting Program, Appliance Rebate, Appliance Recycling, HVAC Efficiency, Quick Home Energy Check-up and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR — we are helping our customers save money and energy, lower energy costs and learn more about energy efficiency, while simultaneously addressing climate change.”
In 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“Pepco and Delmarva Power have set a high standard for organizations nationwide that deliver energy efficiency and environmental programs,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
Pepco’s and Delmarva Power’s residential programs include the lighting program that offers instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR certified CFL bulbs, LED bulbs and lighting fixtures at participating retailers.
Also, rebates are offered through programs for purchasing ENERGY STAR certified appliances, upgrading to a high-efficiency cooling system (air conditioner or heat pump), getting a performance tune-up of existing HVAC equipment by a participating contractor, scheduling a no-cost quick home energy assessment that also provides simple energy-saving products, or a comprehensive home energy assessment, building ENERGY STAR certified new homes and recycling an old refrigerator or freezer.
Our programs support the EmPOWER Maryland goal of reducing statewide energy consumption 15 percent by the year 2015. For details on the residential programs, visit pepco.com/saveenergy or call 1-866-353-5798; delmarva.com/saveenergy or call 1-866-353-5799.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) is one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving about 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey. PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service; Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI also provides energy efficiency and renewable energy services through Pepco Energy Services.
About ENERGY STAR:
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).