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PSC and DPA Investigate Misleading Electric Supplier Marketing Practices

Delaware Public Service Commission and Delaware Public Advocate Investigate Misleading Electric Supplier Marketing Practices  Dover – On July 29, 2020 the Delaware Public Service Commission opened PSC Docket No. 20-0451 to investigate misleading marketing practices by third-party electric suppliers.  The Delaware PSC Staff and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate have reported receiving an increasing […]

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Delmarva Power files for rate increases in Electric and Natural Gas

Delmarva Power has filed two requests for increases in rates.  On Friday, February 21st, Delmarva Power filed a natural gas rate increase request with the Public Service Commission asking the Commission to approve a total increase of about $14.6 million.  This requested was followed with a request on Friday, March 6th, for an electric rate […]

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Investigation Reveals Thousands of Delaware Businesses May be Overpaying for Electric Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2020   Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100 Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7564   Investigation Reveals Thousands of Delaware Businesses May be Overpaying for Electric Service Many Commercial Customers Eligible for Lower Rates from Delmarva Power   DOVER – The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate and the Delaware Public […]

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Third-Party Electricity Companies Using Spoofed Numbers to Target Delmarva Power Customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2020   Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Samantha Hemphill PSC Ombudsman 302-736-7564   Consumer Warning Third-Party Electricity Companies Using Spoofed Numbers to Target Delmarva Power Customers   Customers can help identify and report unscrupulous companies   DOVER – Over the past week, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

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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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