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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Dover, Del.—Natural gas prices have continued to increase this year and are up nearly 60 percent year to date. This is largely due to increased U.S. demand and the ongoing energy crisis in Europe. According to the Energy Information Administration, about 42 percent of Delaware households rely on natural gas for home heating. “Due to […]

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Date Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2022

The rate reduction is nearly 6 percent or more than $2.2 million Dover, Del.—On August 10, 2022, the Public Service Commission granted the Division of the Public Advocate’s (“DPA”) petition to reduce Tidewater Utilities, Inc.’s (“Tidewater”) rates to a just and reasonable level pending further review. “No regulated utility should be allowed to earn above […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Delaware Division of the Public Advocate Delaware Department of State Public Advocate Files Petition to Reduce Tidewater Utilities, Inc. Rates  The petition calls for an overall reduction in rates of 8.408 percent Dover, Del.—On June 23, 2022, the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate (“DPA”) filed a petition with the Public Service Commission (“Commission”) to […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Public Comment Session to be held Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Dover, Del.—On January 14, 2022, Delmarva Power filed an application with the Public Service Commission to increase its natural gas distribution rates by nearly $19.5 million, which is an overall increase of more than 20 percent. Pursuant to state law, on August […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

On November 9, 2021, Deputy Public Advocate Ruth Price became the first Delaware representative to be appointed president of the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, Inc. (CAPS).  Over many years, Ruth has worked tirelessly on behalf of Delaware consumers at PJM, including the Artificial Island case.  She was also instrumental in creating the CAPS […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2021

On November 5, 2021, during their virtual annual meeting, the members of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) elected their 2022 Officers and Executive Committee.  Among those elected to serve on the Executive Committee was the Delaware Public Advocate.  This is his third term. NASUCA is represented by 55 consumer advocated in […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2021

In collaboration with the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate, the Delaware Public Service Commission, and Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, Delmarva Power has provided a final installment of $2.3 million, as part of $4 million in total funding to the Energize Delaware Empowerment Grant Program managed and operated by Energize Delaware. This program provides funding […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Dover, Del—Natural gas prices have spiked in the past six months and are up more than 30 percent since the end of August 2021. This is largely due to increased U.S. demand and the ongoing energy crisis in Europe.  According to the Energy Information Administration, about 43 percent of Delaware households rely on natural gas […]

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Date Posted: Friday, December 11th, 2020

On December 4th, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) joined with several consumer groups in asking Congress for additional LIHEAP resources.  With initial LIHEAP CARES Act funding fully obligated, this request ensures a continuation of these vital services during these unprecedented times. A link to the full article can be found here.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

On November 12, 2020, during their virtual annual meeting, the members of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) elected their 2021 Officers and Executive Committee.  Among those elected to serve on the Executive Committee was the Delaware Public Advocate.  This is his second term. This is an important position as NASUCA is […]

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