Delmarva Power reminded customers to take advantage of programs to manage monthly energy costs and apply to energy assistance programs funded by the company and available through the state.

Delaware and Maryland’s eastern shore experienced colder than normal temperatures recently resulting in Delmarva Power customers using more energy and seeing higher than normal bills.

Programs available to Delawareans include:

— Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: Utility customers in Delaware and Maryland can submit LIHEAP applications now to secure their grant, which can provide $1,000 or more toward their energy bill. Homeowners, renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Customers can apply for LIHEAP through March 31 in Delaware. For more, visit

— Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program: This program helps homeowners and renters cut their energy bills by weatherproofing and improving the energy efficiency of their homes. For more, visit

— Good Neighbor Energy Fund: Delmarva Power partners with the Salvation Army to offer energy assistance to low-income customers through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. For more, visit

Delmarva Power will work with customers who may have difficulty in paying their electric bill. The company offers payment options, like Budget Billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly electricity costs or flexible payment arrangements that offer customers individually tailored payment installment plans.

Customers who may find it hard to make a payment can call 800-375-7117.