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rates for everyone.

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We are your advocate




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What We Do


The role of the Public Advocate is to advocate for the lowest reasonable rates for residential and small commercial utility consumers, consistent with a fair distribution of rates and maintaining reliable utility service.

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Services We Don't Offer


The DPA does not offer financial assistance. If you need help paying your utility bill, contact your utility provider as soon as possible or dial '211' for the Delaware Helpline. For out-of-state long distance, the number is 1 (800) 273-9500.



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News

Delmarva Power Files Request For $72.3 Million Rate Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2022 Rate increase is one of the largest requested by the utility Dover, Del.—On December 15, 2022, Delmarva Power filed an application with the Public Service Commission to increase its electric distribution rates by $72.3 million. Pursuant to state law, this increase will become effective on a temporary basis on […]

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December 2022


Delmarva Power, With Support from Delaware Public Advocate and Delaware Public Service Commission, Provides More Than $1.9 Million To Help Significantly Reduce Account Balances for Limited-Income Customers

Funding to help customers get back on track and take more control of their energy bills FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  NEWARK, Del. (December 8, 2022) — Delmarva Power, with support and approval of the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Delaware Public Advocate, is providing more than $1.9 million to help limited-income residential customers in […]

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December 2022


Public Advocate named Vice President of National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

At the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) annual meeting on November 13, 2022, Andrew Slater was voted as the Vice President of NASUCA. This is the first time Delaware’s Public Advocate has held the position of Vice President and the highest position reached. “NASUCA is a tremendous organization and I’m honored to […]

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December 2022


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Delaware's Regulated Utilities




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Cable

Atlantic Broadband, Comcast Cable, and Verizon Delaware LLC make up the major choices for regulated cable in Delaware. Learn more about all three.

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Electric

Delmarva Power and Light, Inc. ("Delmarva Power") is the only electric distribution company ("EDC") regulated by the Delaware Public Service Commission.

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Natural Gas

Both Delmarva Power and Chesapeake offer a number of programs designed to help their customers, learn more about each of these supporting programs.

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Telecommunications

In most cases neither the PSC nor the DPA will be able to address concerns related to billing, rates, or service quality matters when it come to telecommunications.

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Wastewater

In some cases rather than receiving one bill for water services and a second bill for wastewater services, both bills will be combined into a single bill.

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Water

Delawareans can choose from Artesian, Long Neck, Sussex Shores, Tidewater Utilities, United Water, Broadkiln Beach, Prime Hook, and Wilkerson Water.

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Other Utility Information

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