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 […]
Delaware Public Service Commission Gives Tentative Approval for Proposed Artificial Island Project Yesterday, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) approved with conditions the application of Silver Run Electric, LLC to become a certified electric transmission company in Delaware. Silver Run’s application related to construction and operation of a transmission line from the Artificial […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 .