September 29, 2014
Consumer Alert - Beware of Payment Scams
Recently the Delaware Public Service Commission has been alerted to a payment scam perpetrated on some Delmarva Power customers. Customers are being contacted via telephone by individuals who claim they represent Delmarva Power and demand immediate payment.
Many utility companies, including Delmarva Power, will contact customers for legitimate business reasons. It’s important that customers verify that a person claiming to represent a company is actually affiliated with the company, especially if that person is requesting an immediate payment. Also, it’s important to note that most utility companies do not endorse a specific form of payment; instead multiple payment options are provided to make it as convenient as possible for customers. If customers have any doubt about the validity of person’s claim to represent Delmarva Power, they should call the company immediately at 1-800-375-7117.
September 29, 2014 -
Declaratory Order Issued Regarding New Electric Transmission in Delaware
In its meeting on September 9, 2014, the Delaware Public Service Commission heard arguments and ultimately approved an Order confirming that neither Delaware public utility law nor prior orders of the Commission prohibit nonincumbent transmission providers from siting, constructing and owning electric transmission facilities in Delaware.
The Order was sought by Northeast Transmission Development, LLC and joined by PSE&G. They are two of the finalists in the PJM-led project for transmission solutions to improve operational performance in the Artificial Island (New Jersey) area. The solutions offered by both companies include building new transmission projects in Delaware, and PJM directed the finalists to provide confirmation regarding the legal ability to site and construct new transmission in Delaware.
September 8, 2014 -
Delaware Public Service Commission and Public Advocate recognizes "Lifeline Awareness Week" September 8-14, 2014
The Delaware Public Service Commission and Office of the Public Advocate are emphasizing the program during "Lifeline Awareness Week", September 8-14, 2014. See the press release for more information.
August 20, 2014 -
Public Service Commission Approves Settlement in Tidewater Rate Case
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 the Delaware Public Service Commission unanimously approved a settlement in the most recent Tidewater Utilities, Incorporated rate case. In November 2013, Tidewater applied for a rate increase of 14.42%, or $3.9 million dollars (subsequently revised to $2.5 million dollars). The settlement approves a rate increase of $800,000 or 2.89%. Additional information can be found by referencing PSC Docket No. 13-466.