Delaware Division of the
Public Advocate


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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PJM Board to Meet and Discuss Lifting Suspension of Artificial Island Project

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The PJM Board of Managers (BOM) will meet this week to discuss lifting the suspension of the Artificial Island project. We want to thank all the parties that submitted letters to PJM sharing our concerns over the cost allocation of this project. To read all the letters, click here and read the letters sent from March […]

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April is National Safe Digging Month

Date Posted: Monday, April 3rd, 2017

April is National Safe Digging Month! Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. Call 8-1-1 BEFORE you dig!

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Gov. Carney & Gov. Hogan Issue Letter

Date Posted: Friday, March 31st, 2017

Governor Carney and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issue a joint letter opposing the Artificial Island cost allocation as an unjust rate increase on Delmarva Zone customers. Check out the article here.

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General Assembly Passes SJR 1

Date Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The General Assembly passed SJR 1 this afternoon, which opposes the Artificial Island project cost allocation and urges PJM to join Delaware, and other parties, contesting the cost allocation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This bill was passed unanimously and signed by the Governor.

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Opposition of Cost Allocation

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

This morning, Public Advocate Drew Slater sent a letter to PJM ahead of their board meeting later this week opposing the cost allocation of the Artificial Island project. You can read the letter here.

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News Journal Article on Artificial Island

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The News Journal wrote an article on Artificial Island and the cost to consumers. We appreciate them bringing this important issue to the forefront to inform consumers of the $2-$4 cost per month for the next 40 years. You can read the article here .

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