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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100 Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7564 DPA and PSC Bring Awareness to Opt-Out Deadline of Third-Party Suppliers Marketing List The deadline for customers to opt-out of third-party supplier solicitations is September 30th  DOVER – The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate and the Delaware Public Service Commission […]

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Date Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2020

Delaware Public Service Commission and Delaware Public Advocate Investigate Misleading Electric Supplier Marketing Practices  Dover – On July 29, 2020 the Delaware Public Service Commission opened PSC Docket No. 20-0451 to investigate misleading marketing practices by third-party electric suppliers.  The Delaware PSC Staff and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate have reported receiving an increasing […]

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Date Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2020

The DPA is a party to the Circuit Court appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision regarding the capacity market and minimum offer price rule.  Below is an article written by attorneys working with several of us to ensure clean energy can participate in the marketplace. FERC’s capacity markets limit clean energy and […]

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Date Posted: Monday, March 9th, 2020

Delmarva Power has filed two requests for increases in rates.  On Friday, February 21st, Delmarva Power filed a natural gas rate increase request with the Public Service Commission asking the Commission to approve a total increase of about $14.6 million.  This requested was followed with a request on Friday, March 6th, for an electric rate […]

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Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2020   Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100 Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7564   Investigation Reveals Thousands of Delaware Businesses May be Overpaying for Electric Service Many Commercial Customers Eligible for Lower Rates from Delmarva Power   DOVER – The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate and the Delaware Public […]

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Date Posted: Friday, February 21st, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2020   Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7564   Consumer Warning Third-Party Electricity Companies Using Spoofed Numbers to Target Delmarva Power Customers   Customers can help identify and report unscrupulous companies   DOVER – Over the past week, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 17, 2019   Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Customer Complaint Leads to Refunds for Thousands of Delmarva Power Customers DOVER – Spurred by a single complaint from a customer, Delmarva Power will soon issue refunds to thousands of customers impacted by a recently identified billing error. The New Castle […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Last week, Deputy Public Advocate Ruth Ann Price attended PJM’s Annual Meeting in Cambridge, Maryland.  Below are highlights from the RTO Insider article with the comments of Ms. Price and the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, Inc. (“CAPS”). “Getting oversight is critical,” said Ruth Ann Price, Delaware Deputy Public Advocate, during the Public Interest & Environmental Organizations User […]

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Date Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2019

Statement on behalf of the Public Service Commission Staff and Division of the Public Advocate: “FERC’s decision on February 28th regarding the cost allocation of the $278 million Artificial Island project is a huge win for the Delmarva Zone (Delaware and Maryland).  This decision avoids more than $200 million in cost to Delaware residents, and […]

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Date Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Starkey Cell: (302) 256-8364 Jonathan.Starkey@delaware.gov   Governors Carney and Hogan, Delaware’s Federal Delegation Issue Statements on FERC Artificial Island Ruling Ruling will significantly reduce cost of project for Delaware businesses and residential ratepayers   WILMINGTON, Del. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a […]

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