Public advocate slams Delmarva Power’s rate hike request

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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 …

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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 …