Delaware Division of the
Public Advocate


Delmarva Power SOS Rates Decrease

Date Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Public Service Commission approved the Standard Offer Service (SOS) residential rates for Delmarva Power. These rates, which are set by the market, decreased 4.5 percent and residential customers who use an average of 966 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month on average will see a summer savings of about $6.76 and […]

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PJM Provides New Artificial Island Cost Allocation Analysis

Date Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017

Earlier today, PJM held a special Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee (TEAC) meeting to discuss alternative methodologies to the Artificial Island project. They provided two new methodologies which would greatly reduce the burden on Delaware consumers. However, we are not done yet. We need to continue to work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking […]

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Suez Water Delaware Issues Boil Water Alert

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Update (5/25/17 12:00pm): This alert has been canceled after review by the Office of Drinking Water after confirmed clean lab tests. This afternoon Suez Water issued an alert for northern New Castle County residents asking that they boil their water due to a large main break. The following communities are asked to boil their water […]

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Deputy Public Advocate speaks at PJM Annual Meeting

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Deputy Public Advocate, Ruth Ann Price, spoke at the PJM Annual Conference last week on cost containment. The RTO Insider article (May 21, 2017) link is provided below along with the excerpt of Ms. Price’s comments. We are proud to represent Delaware as the PJM stakeholder. “PJM has yet to complete a competitively bid transmission […]

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New Website for DPA Launched

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

April 18th is National Lineman Appreciation Day! Thank you to all the men and women who work tirelessly day and night, in good and bad weather, to keep our lights on. New Website: In an effort to be more accessible, this afternoon our new website interface went live. We hope this new interface, along with […]

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Public Advocate Drew Slater Attends the Ribbon Cutting for ZeMod Delaware

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Public Advocate Drew Slater attended the ribbon cutting for ZeMod Delaware. This program is a collaboration between the Milford Housing Development Corporation and Energize Delaware and provides modular homes outfitting to produce zero energy bill. You can read about the program here.

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Federal Funding for LIHEAP and WAP

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

This afternoon we sent letters to Senator Carper, Senator Coons, and Representative Blunt Rochester in support of federal funding in the FY18 budget for the LIHEAP and the WAP. While we acknowledge the difficult financial constraints, these programs are important ways to help our low-income residents with home energy, and efficiency needs. Click on the […]

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Suspension Lifted on Artificial Island Project

Date Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017

Yesterday, the PJM Board of Manager agreed to lift the suspension of the LS Power project relating to Artificial Island. However, they also agreed to provide data analysis information to Delaware and Maryland. We are cautiously optimistic that this could lead to further clarification of the beneficiaries of this project outside the Delmarva Zone. We […]

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Public Hearing on Proposed Renewable Portfolio Standards

Date Posted: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The PSC is holding a public hearing on its proposed Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) regulation and related cost cap provisions (see…/20%20DE%20Reg%20713%2003-…) on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., during its regularly-scheduled meeting. Delmarva Power and Light customers, now is YOUR chance to let the PSC hear what you think these proposed rules! The […]

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BOM Meeting Decides Whether to Lift Suspension

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Tomorrow’s PJM BOM meeting will decide whether to lift the suspension of the LS Power project along with Delaware’s request to support us in our rehearing request before FERC. An article in The News Journal discusses what is at stake. You can read the article here.

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