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

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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DPA Releases 2017 Annual Report

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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Renewable Portfolio Standard Comments due October 2nd

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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Suez Water Delaware Issues Boil Water Alert

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

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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Meet the Staff

  Andrew C ‘Drew’ Slater – Public Advocate Andrew C. ‘Drew’ Slater was appointed by Governor Carney and confirmed by the Senate as the Public Advocate on January 25, 2017. The Public Advocate’s role is to advocate for the lowest reasonable rates for consumers consistent with the maintenance of adequate utility service and principally on […]

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New Website for DPA Launched

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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Federal Funding for LIHEAP and WAP

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

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

The PSC is holding a public hearing on its proposed Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) regulation and related cost cap provisions (see http://regulations.delaware.gov/…/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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