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Delmarva Natural Gas Prices Set to Rise Ahead of Winter Heating Season

Dover, Del.—Natural gas prices have continued to increase this year and are up nearly 60 percent year to date. This is largely due to increased U.S. demand and the ongoing energy crisis in Europe. According to the Energy Information Administration, about 42 percent of Delaware households rely on natural gas for home heating. “Due to […]

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Utility Bill Assistance

Struggling to pay your utility bill? Have your bills increased? Below are some assistance programs that may be able to help you through tough times. LIHEAP: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Catholic Charities and also goes by the Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP). For qualified individuals, LIHEAP can provide […]

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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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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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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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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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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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April is National Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month! Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. Call 8-1-1 BEFORE you dig!

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Natural Gas Consumer Information

Regulated Utilities Delmarva Power and Light, Inc. (“Delmarva Power”) Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Utility Programs Both Delmarva Power and Chesapeake offer a number of programs designed to help their customers, some of which are highlighted below. DPA is offering this information as a service to the customers we represent, but we do not administer or control […]

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