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Delmarva Power & Light Co. and MBNA America Bank on Dec. 3 introduced the nation's first co-branded MasterCard in the utility industry. The MBNA Conectiv MasterCard program is designed to allow residential customers of Delmarva Power, which is merging with Atlantic Energy to form Conectiv, to earn rebates based on credit card use.
Unicom Energy Services and Engage Networks Inc. introduced a new energy tracking system that allows customers to follow their real-time energy consumption at multiple sites through the Internet. The system then analyzes the information, allowing the customer to better manage energy usage and costs. The system has been used at the 1996 Olympics and by Microsoft Corp. and the University of Connecticut.
Lori A. Burkhart and Phillip S. Cross are contributing legal editors and Beth Lewis is an editorial assistant with Public Utilities Fortnightly.
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