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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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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 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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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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Public Advocate Calls for Refund of Corporate Tax Windfall To Customers

Contact: Andrew Slater – 302-388-1100 December 28, 2017   On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) into law. This law will result in a reduction in the corporate tax rate of 14 percent, from 35 percent to 21 percent, effective February 1, 2018. Such a […]

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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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Delmarva Power Natural Gas Refund

Attention Delmarva Power Gas Customers: Due to the settlement agreement on the Delmarva natural gas case, you are due a refund of the rates put into effect. This refund will take place the weekend of August 12th with the possibility of a continuation of the refunds over the weekend of August 19th. Attached is part […]

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PJM Provides New Artificial Island Cost Allocation Analysis

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 […]

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