Delmarva To Apply For Stimulus Money

Delmarva Power will apply for $93-million in stimulus funds to help pay for infrastructure improvements in Maryland and Delaware. Delmarva Power says $53-million would go to Delaware projects and the rest is for Maryland. The Department of Energy would provide the grant. Utility president Gary Stockbridge says the money would help customers manage energy use and bills, create jobs, improve reliability and protect the environment. The utility hopes to install advanced metering technology to automatically notify Delmarva when someone loses power. Systems to better manage power flow are also planned. The money would also fund an optional Delmarva program to allow the utility to turn customers’ air conditioning on and off during peak demand.

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