January 20, 2020

The Town of Smyrna, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for Town of Smyrna electric customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

Smyrna is expected to save approximately 906 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is equals the annual electric usage of roughly 112 homes.

The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable, efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-saving appliances and guidance on reducing electric use.

By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy use and save on their utility bills. For example, a resident who:

  • Installs 10 LEDs can save an average of $40 in annual electric costs
  • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
  • Manages their electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save an average of $70 in annual electric costs

Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives, to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

“The Town of Smyrna is excited about offering Efficiency Smart to all of our electric customers,” said Gary Stulir, Smyrna Town Manager. “Efficiency Smart provides many services that can help both residents and businesses understand their electric usage and take steps to save money through energy efficiency.”

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Town of Smyrna and DEMEC,” said Sean Clement, Director of Efficiency Smart. “The Town has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the Town to ensure a successful partnership.”

For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the Town of Smyrna through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/smyrna-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.