What is the Division of Public Advocate? How does the DPA represent consumer interests before the PSC? How else does the DPA work for consumers? What should I do if I have a question or complaint about my utility bill or service? Who can I contact if I have a complaint with my long distance […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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Public Advocate Dave Bonar comments on the potential impact of a FERC decision on the allocation of Artificial Island costs to Delaware customers (The News Journal)
Stay Connected! The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commssioners (NARUC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are designating September 14-20 as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounted wireline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income consumers. To see […]
The Delaware Public Advocate, as part of a broader coalition of states and consumer advocates, filed an Amici brief with the Unted States Supreme Court to support the continued participation of demand response resources in wholesale markets. Demand response resources help to lower the overall wholesale price for electricity, producing savings for all customers of […]
A duly appointed Hearing Examiner issued his report of Findings and Recommendations related to Artesian Water Company’s request for a rate increase. Search for Docket No. 14-193 on the PSC’s Delafile system to find all public documents, including the Hearing Examiner’s report, related to this case. Parties to the case must file exceptions within twenty […]
The PSC approved a 0.06% increase – from 0.31% to 0.37% – to Tidewater Utility’s Distribution System Improvement Charge (“DSIC”) effective July 1, 2015. The DSIC rate remains subject to review, audit, and an annual reconciliation by Staff based on a 12-month period ending December 31, 2015. Search for Docket No. 15-1000 on the PSC’s […]