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Wastewater Regulation

  Role of the Commission On July 6, 2004, legislation was enacted by the Delaware General Assembly, found at 74 Delaware Laws, Chapter 317, which granted the Commission jurisdiction to regulate non-governmental wastewater utilities having fifty or more customers in the aggregate. This authority includes the jurisdiction to grant and revoke Certificates of Public Convenience […]

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Telecommunications Regulation

  Get Connected, Stay Connected! The Lifeline and Link-Up Assistance programs are funded through the federal Universal Service Fund. Under the Lifeline program, telephone customers who participate or are eligible for certain public assistance programs are entitled to receive a basic telephone service discount. Link-Up can provide a 50 percent reduction on telephone service installation […]

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Natural Gas Regulation

  Role of the Commission The Delaware Public Service Commission regulates only the distribution of natural gas to Delaware consumers. The delivery and administrative costs associated with natural gas distribution are determined in base rate proceedings before the Commission. The recovery of costs associated with the natural gas used by customers is determined annually as […]

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Water Regulation

Role of the Commission Most aspects of water distribution, including the rates that can be charged, are regulated by the PSC; however, other matters such as water quality are also regulated by other state and federal agencies. Additionally, if any water utility wishes to expand its service territory, it must apply for and be granted […]

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Speakers’ Bureau

The Delaware Public Service Commission has established a “Speakers’ Bureau” where individuals knowledgeable in all aspects of public utilities and utility regulation will make a short presentation and answer questions at you organization’s meeting place. There is no charge for this service, and arrangements can be made for daytime or evening meetings, at any location […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I get information about changes to my natural gas rates effective November 1st? Delmarva Power & Light Company’s Tariff and Bill Inserts Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Tariff   Q. How are my electric rates determined? An explanation of Delmarva Power’s rates can be found on their website.   Q. What are “current market […]

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Delaware Public Service Commission Releases Final Report on Delmarva Power’s Electric Supply Auction

Learn about electric supplier choice Almost 20 years ago, the Delaware General Assembly passed a bill that opened the Delaware market to competition with regards to the generation, supply and sale of electricity in the state. That law gave people the opportunity to shop for energy products and services among a variety of providers, which […]

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PSC seeks Public Comment on Proposed Renewable Energy Regulations

Learn about electric supplier choice Almost 20 years ago, the Delaware General Assembly passed a bill that opened the Delaware market to competition with regards to the generation, supply and sale of electricity in the state. That law gave people the opportunity to shop for energy products and services among a variety of providers, which […]

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