Public advocate slams Delmarva Power’s rate hike request

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s public advocate is speaking out against Delmarva Power’s plan to increase its electric distribution rates by $72.3 million. “As customers are struggling to pay bills, Delmarva Power is seeking one of the largest electric distribution rate increases we have ever seen,” said Public Advocate Andrew Slater. “Simply put, reliability is extremely important but so, too, is affordability. The role of …


Energy bills about council, net metering head to House floor

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

Energy bills pertaining to the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council and how much those who own solar panels can claim back on month power bills were both released by the House Natural Resources Committee Thursday. Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, wasn’t happy with either. Senate Bill 310: Governor’s Energy Advisory Council Sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Newark, SB 310 updates the Governor’s …

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Natural gas prices likely to cause higher heating bills this winter

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Natural gas prices are expected to cause higher heating bills this winter. (Doris Morgan at Unsplash) With overnight temperatures dipping into the 40s, you’ll likely soon be reaching for the thermostat to turn on the heat (if you haven’t already). Just in time for the cooler weather, Delaware’s public advocate is warning the 43% of Delawareans who rely on natural …

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Help after Ida: Delaware power crews to be in Louisiana Wednesday

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore power.   More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore electricity for customers impacted by Hurricane Ida. “Energy companies from across the country have supported our responses to major storms here, and we are glad to …