Delmarva Power Electric/Natural Gas Rate Increase Request
On August 17, 2017, Delmarva Power filed applications seeking additional electric revenues of $24.4 million and additional natural gas revenues of $12.8 million. This is on top of the additional electric revenues of $31.5 million and natural gas revenues of $4.9 million just recently put into effect. If the rate request is approved by the PSC, an average electric customer will be paying more than $4.00 more per month, and gas customers will be paying almost as much.
Since the rate cases were filed, we have experienced higher volumes of calls and e-mails about the proposals. While it is important for you to let us know what you think about the increases, it’s even more important that you let the PSC hear your concerns. We will advocate on behalf of customers for the lowest reasonable rates (consistent with the maintenance of adequate utility service), but we can’t fight this alone. We need every Delmarva customer to contact the PSC about Delmarva’s proposed increases and the impact it will have on your families and on the state. Written comments may be filed at https://delafile.delaware.gov/Complaints/AddPublicComments.aspx (reference docket 17-0977 Electric or 17-0978 Gas). The PSC will also be holding Public Comment Sessions where you can speak out in person. We’ll be sure to let you know when and where they’ll be held – we’re counting on you to attend!