The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate is statutorily charged with advocating for the lowest reasonable rates for residential and small commercial customers of public utilities (electric, natural gas, water, wastewater) regulated by the Delaware Public Service Commission (“PSC”). To fulfill that obligation, the DPA will, as needed, issue Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) seeking the […]
The mission of the Division of the Public Advocate (DPA) is to advocate for the lowest reasonable rates for consumers, consistent with the maintenance of adequate utility service and consistent with an equitable distribution of rates among all classes of consumers. Through our participation in proceedings before the Public Service Commission, we have helped to […]
The Division of the Public Advocate (DPA) was established in 1978 after public outcry over steadily and sharply increasing electricity rates. In establishing the DPA, the General Assembly charged the Public Advocate with representing consumer interests whenever PSC-regulated utility companies in Delaware seek changes in the delivery of services or changes in rates for electric […]
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 .
This morning the DPA had the opportunity to attend the Regional Legislative Electronic Transmission Cost Equity Committee meeting in the Senate Chamber. This meeting was called by the co-chairs, Senator McDowell and Representative Paradee, to hear from PJM on the Artificial Island proposal. We were afforded the opportunity for public comments and our comments are […]
As of 7:00am, approximately 1,800 customers are without power and should be restored by noon today. If your power is still out and you need assistance with food or lodging, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.
UPDATE on electric outage: DPL has restored power to 90 percent of the reported outages.
There are more than 30,000 DPL customers without power in New Castle County due to the Stella storm. If you are experiencing an outage, call 1-800-898-8042. More information to follow here and on Facebook.
An article from Delaware Public Media relating to the Artificial Island Project. PJM revives Artificial Island project.