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Customer Complaint Leads to Refunds for Thousands of Delmarva Power Customers

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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DPA Comments on PJM Market Reforms

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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Public Service Commission and Public Advocate Laud FERC Decision on Artificial Island

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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PSC Approves Additional Rate Reductions to Customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2019   Contact: Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7500   Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Public Service Commission Approves Additional Rate Reductions, Returning Tax Cut Savings to Customers   DOVER –The Delaware Public Service Commission on Thursday approved an overall rate reduction for regulated utilities from the overcollection of federal […]

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Delaware Public Service Commission Gives Tentative Approval for Proposed Artificial Island Project

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 […]

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Public Service Commission Approves Overall Reduction in Delmarva Power Gas Rates

Public Service Commission Approves Settlement to Reduce Delmarva Power Gas Rates    DOVER – The Staff of the Delaware Public Service Commission (“Commission Staff”) and the Division of the Public Advocate (“Public Advocate”) announce a $3.5 million overall rate reduction for consumers in New Castle County due to the settlement of the Delmarva Power gas […]

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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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