Delaware Division of the
Public Advocate


Public Advocate Calls on White House to Deny Subsidies for Coal and Nuclear Plants

Date Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2018

Dover, Del. – Delaware’s Public Advocate today issued a letter to the White House asking the Trump administration to deny a request for emergency bailouts for aging coal and nuclear power plants owned by a large regional energy supplier. The letter addresses a recent filing from Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions asking the federal Department of Energy to […]

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Commission Approves DPA Petition to Reduce Utility Rates in Light of Federal Tax Cuts

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2018    Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Commission Approves Public Advocate’s Petition to Reduce Utility Rates in Light of Federal Tax Cuts   DOVER – The Delaware Public Service Commission today approved a petition from the state’s Public Advocate to ensure that consumers will receive the benefits of […]

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DPA Releases 2017 Annual Report

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Earlier this afternoon, pursuant to Title 29, Chapter 87, Section 8716(i), the Division of the Public Advocate provided a copy of our annual report to Governor Carney and Members of the General Assembly. It has been a very busy year for the DPA and we look forward to continuing to work on behalf of consumers in the […]

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Public Advocate Calls for Refund of Corporate Tax Windfall To Customers

Date Posted: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Contact: Andrew Slater – 302-388-1100 December 28, 2017   On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) into law. This law will result in a reduction in the corporate tax rate of 14 percent, from 35 percent to 21 percent, effective February 1, 2018. Such a […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

SCAMMER ALERT: Scammers are again targeting Delmarva Power customers in Delaware. If you receive a call from Delmarva Power, or a third-party supplier, about your bill, please call Delmarva Power directly and DO NOT provide your payment information over the phone. Payments made over the phone should only be made if you call Delmarva Power […]

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Offshore Wind Public Comment Sessions

Date Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Offshore Wind Working Group will hold public comment sessions on November 27, 2017 at the Appoquinimink Training Center in Odessa and December 5, 2017 at the Lewes Public Library in Lewes. These workshops will begin at 6:00pm and will help the task force in considering final recommendations to Governor Carney. If you are unable […]

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Deputy Public Advocate, Ruth Ann Price, voted Vice President of CAPS

Date Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017

Congratulations to Deputy Public Advocate, Ruth Ann Price, on being voted Vice President of the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, Inc. (CAPS). This little known organization serves an essential role in making sure the interests of the electricity consumers we represent are considered. Ruth Ann has worked extensively on PJM matters since leaving the Public […]

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Renewable Portfolio Standard Comments due October 2nd

Date Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2017

On September 1, 2017, the Public Service Commission (PSC) filed with in the Delaware Register of Regulations to promulgate regulations specifically regarding procedures for freezing the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) should the cap of three percent be reached in any one year. Why this is important: Your voice needs to be heard at the PSC. We have […]

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Delmarva Power Request for Rate Increase

Date Posted: Friday, August 25th, 2017

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 […]

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Delmarva Power Natural Gas Refund

Date Posted: Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Attention Delmarva Power Gas Customers: Due to the settlement agreement on the Delmarva natural gas case, you are due a refund of the rates put into effect. This refund will take place the weekend of August 12th with the possibility of a continuation of the refunds over the weekend of August 19th. Attached is part […]

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