Delaware Division of the
Public Advocate


New Facebook Profile for Public Advocate

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

In an effort to improve openness and share advocacy updates on your behalf, we joined Facebook. Check out our Facebook page for news and updates.

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Andrew Slater Sworn in as Public Advocate

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By appointment of the Governor and confirmation of the Senate, Andrew Slater was sworn in as the Public Advocate taking the place of the retiring Dave Bonar.

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Potential Impact of a FERC Decision

Date Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2016

Public Advocate Dave Bonar comments on the potential impact of a FERC decision on the allocation of Artificial Island costs to Delaware customers (The News Journal)

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Delmarva Power Customers Receive Credits from the Merger with Exelon

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Delmarva Power electric and gas customers receive bill credits from the merger with Exelon Read Full Article

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Electric Choice in Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Electric Choice in Delaware: Switching to a third party supplier can help consumers lower their energy bills as compared to remaining on the Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy supply provided by Delmarva Power, yet few residential and small commercial customers have made a switch. To understand barriers and evaluate potential solutions, the Division of the […]

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New Solar Incentives

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2015

Beginning Sept. 21, the Green Energy Fund for Delmarva Power & Light (DPL) customers will implement new solar incentives, DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate announced today. The Green Energy Fund provides grants to DPL customers for small scale solar and geothermal installations. All applications received on or after Sept. 21 will be reviewed under […]

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Stay Connected!

Date Posted: Monday, September 14th, 2015

Stay Connected! The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commssioners (NARUC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are designating September 14-20 as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounted wireline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income consumers. To see […]

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Energy Users to be Allocated Almost 100% of Upgrade Costs

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

A recent News Journal article discusses the potential for all energy users within the Delmarva Power Transmission zone, which includes the entire state of Delaware and portions of Maryland, to be allocated almost 100% of the costs of transmission upgrades approved by PJM Interconnection, LLC (“PJM”) to remedy electric stability issues at Artificial Island in […]

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DPA Files Amicibrief

Date Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Delaware Public Advocate, as part of a broader coalition of states and consumer advocates, filed an Amici brief with the Unted States Supreme Court to support the continued participation of demand response resources in wholesale markets. Demand response resources help to lower the overall wholesale price for electricity, producing savings for all customers of […]

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Considerations for Installing Solar Panels In Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Considerations for Installing Solar Panels In Delaware: This fact sheet from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) can help you decide if system ownership, leasing, or a power purchase agreement will best meet your needs when choosing to install a solar panel system in Delaware. DNREC also released a report titled “Green […]

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