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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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Commission Approves DPA Petition to Reduce Utility Rates in Light of Federal Tax Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2018    Contact: Drew Slater Public Advocate 302-388-1100   Commission Approves Public Advocate’s Petition to Reduce Utility Rates in Light of Federal Tax Cuts   DOVER – The Delaware Public Service Commission today approved a petition from the state’s Public Advocate to ensure that consumers will receive the benefits of […]

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Delmarva Power Request for Rate Increase

Delmarva Power Electric/Natural Gas Rate Increase Request On August 17, 2017, Delmarva Power filed applications seeking additional electric revenues of $24.4 million and additional natural gas revenues of $12.8 million. This is on top of the additional electric revenues of $31.5 million and natural gas revenues of $4.9 million just recently put into effect.   If […]

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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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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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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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