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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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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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Deputy Public Advocate speaks at PJM Annual Meeting

Deputy Public Advocate, Ruth Ann Price, spoke at the PJM Annual Conference last week on cost containment. The RTO Insider article (May 21, 2017) link is provided below along with the excerpt of Ms. Price’s comments. We are proud to represent Delaware as the PJM stakeholder. “PJM has yet to complete a competitively bid transmission […]

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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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