DELAWARE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Created in 1949 to regulate investor-owned public utilities, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) works to ensure safe, reliable and reasonably priced cable, electric, natural gas, wastewater, water and telecommunications services for Delaware consumers. For those services that are moving toward competitive markets, the Commission makes rules to level the playing field between competing providers, and resolves disputes between these providers. The PSC also assists consumers in resolving disputes with their service providers.
If you need financial assistance with payment of your utility bill, dial '211' for the Delaware Helpline. For out-of-state long distance, the number is 1-800-273-9500.
The Delaware Public Service Commission has been advised of a growing telephone scam affecting utility customers across the country. Scammers claiming to represent utility companies are asking for PayPal or other online payments to avoid disconnection. Visit the Federal Trade Commission's website for more information. Delmarva Power also encourages customers to take certain precautions.
EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS
Ex Parte Communications are any oral or written communications with a Commissioner or Commission Staff member that addresses the merits of an adjudicatory proceeding on which the Commissioner or Staff member must render a decision and that was neither on the record nor on reasonable prior notice to all the parties. Such communications with Commissioners and Commission Staff are inappropriate between the time of the initial application filing and the rendering of a final decision on the case. When the Commissioners or Staff members receive such communications, they will be posted on the website for 30 days with notification sent to all parties of record on the proceeding.
PSC Staff Reports on FY13 ActivitiesThe PSC Staff issued its FY13 Annual Report highlighting many of the utility filings that were considered during the fiscal year and the resulting regulatory actions. The report also summarizes Staff's regulatory goals and objectives and many of the issues that Staff followed closely during FY13. Questions or comments on the Annual Report should be e-mailed to Robert.Howatt@state.de.us with "Annual Report" noted in the subject line.
PSC Docket No. 13-384 - Delmarva Power & Light CompanyOn October 2, 2013, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed a Forward Looking Rate Plan . This plan includes four year spending levels of reliability investments and operational and maintenance expenses, four year step increases of distribution rates, and more stringent minimum reliability performance standards. Anyone wishing to comment on the plan can send a written comment to the Case Manager - Connie McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Docket 13-384" in the subject.
PSC Docket No. 13-152 - Delmarva Power & Light CompanyThe Commission will be holding Public Discussion Forums to discuss the planned $397 Million investment over the next five years of Delmarva Power. Please click here to see the dates and times of the the Public Discussion Forums.
For more information pertaining to this docket please see the information here.
PSC Docket No. 13-115 - Delmarva Power & Light CompanyOn March 22, 2013, Delmarva Power and Light Company filed an application with the Commission seeking an increase in its electric base rates. Delmarva is seeking approval of a proposed increase in electric base rates of $42,043,757 or 7.38% in total revenues. Anyone wishing to comment on the case can send a written comment to the Case Manager - Amy Woodward at email@example.com and include "Docket 13-115" in the subject.
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) - FOIA Requests may be made by mail or in person to the Commission, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware 19904; or to the FOIA Coordinator, Delaware Department of State, Office of the Secretary, 401 Federal Street, Suite 3, Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware 19901; by fax at (302) 739-4849 or (302) 739-3811; by online request form, which may be found here ; or by email to the FOIA Coordinator email address listed at www.sos.delaware.gov.
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Under the Lifeline program, telephone customers who participate or are eligible for certain public assistance programs are entitled to receive a discount on basic telephone service. Link-Up can provide a 50 percent reduction on telephone service installation charges for qualifying households that do not currently have telephone service. Find out about more...