In 1999, the General Assembly passed legislation restructuring the electric industry in Delaware. Prior to restructuring, the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power by investor-owned utilities was fully regulated by the PSC. With restructuring, the generation of electric power became deregulated, leaving only distribution services under the regulatory control of the PSC. The pricing of electric transmission is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Electric Choice – Customers of the Delaware Electric Cooperative and Delmarva Power may now have a choice in which company will provide their electric energy supply (distribution of electric will still remain with the respective utility). The List of Certified Electric Suppliers provides the telephone numbers and websites of electric suppliers that may be offering services to residential, commercial or industrial customers. This list is updated as often as information becomes available and is a list of all certified companies, the Commission would urge customers to contact all potential suppliers to determine if a company is currently offering service. Before switching, we encourage you to look at this list of questions to ask potential electric suppliers. For more information on electric customer choice in Delaware, please visit the Customer Electric Choice page.
Delaware Electric Supply Choice Enrollment Information: shows the number and classification of customers switching.
Electric suppliers must be certified by the Commission prior to offering electric supply service to consumers. Requirements for obtaining certification can be found in Del. Admin C. Section 3001.
Questions regarding the process for electric supplier certification should be e-mailed to Clishona Marshall.
After March 16, 2015, the Delaware Public Service Commission will no longer accept applications filed by paper . Subsequent docket filings and reports must also be filed electronically through DelaFile and will no longer be accepted by means other than DelaFile. Only registered DelaFile users can file an initial application, subsequent docket filing or report in DelaFile. Visit the PSC’s website for a link to DelaFile Help Documentation. If further assistance is required a System Administrator at the PSC can assist you by calling (302) 736-7500 or emailing Delafileadmin@delaware.gov.
As of December 3, 2015, electric suppliers and electric brokers must use the revised applications below for filing in the Commissions e-filing system, DelaFile. Please review the instructions on the applications for required documentation to complete the filing.
The application must be complete with the required documentation and payment when entered into DelaFile. If the application does not meet the minimum filing requirements, the application may be rejected and the filing fee not refunded.
Electric Supplier Application for an Electric Supplier Certificate.
Electric Broker Application for an Electric Supplier Certificate.
The following must be provided in order to complete the applicants application package (for a complete list of all required documents refer to the application instructions):
$750 filing fee (check or credit card paid through DelaFile )
A Signed, sworn, notarized verification of all information contained in the application
Certificate of good standing issued by the Delaware Secretary of State, as well as a Delaware Business License.
All Certified Electric Suppliers are required to file an annual report by April 30th each year. The Certified Electric Supplier Annual Report can be found here.
Delmarva Power Integrated Resource Plan
On November 30, 2016, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed an Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”) with the Public Service Commission. Such submission is required by 26 Del. C. §1007(c) (1) and Commission regulations found at 26 Del. Admin. C. §3010. The IRP reflects the end result of an integrated resource planning process by Delmarva during which it has systematically evaluated all actions or options for procuring, creating, or load-managing electric supply to meet, at minimal cost, the needs of its Standard Offer Supply retail customers over a ten-year planning period. Read the plan.
The Public Service Commission is soliciting written comments about the IRP. Comments must be filed by March 30, 2017. Please see our Public Notices page for directions regarding submitting comments.
For general consumer information, including how to file a complaint, please visit our Consumer Assistance page.
Delaware Public Service Commission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Delmarva Power provides important consumer information on billing, customer service issues and safety.
Consumer Reference – The following websites offer consumer information about electric issues:
The Delaware Division of Energy and Climate offers educational material on a wide variety of energy issues, including energy conservation, energy and the environment, green energy, and others.
A list of electric related cases filed with the Commission is available on the Commission’s Regulated Utility Filings page. Cases filed after July 7, 2014 are available through the DelaFile E-filing system.
Following is a list of cases that have, or are likely to, generate a significant amount of public interest. To assist the public with participation in these matters, summaries with docket numbers are provided below along with a link to our Delafile system for related documents.
PSC Docket No. 17-1094 – On October 19, 2017, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed an application seeking approval of a program for plug in vehicle charging. The application is available through the DelaFile E-filing system .
PSC Docket No. 17-0977 – On August 17, 2017, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed an application seeking approval for increases in electric distribution rates. The application is available through the DelaFile E-filing system .
PSC Docket No. 16-0649 – On May 17, 2016, Delmarva Power & Light Company (“DPL”) filed an application seeking approval for increases in electric distribution rates. The application is available through the DelaFile E-filing system .
Electric Reliability : Under the Commission’s Rules Governing Electric Service Reliability and Quality Standards , adopted by PSC Order No. 7725 (Jan. 7, 2010), Delmarva Power must file an annual performance report: 2013 Annual Performance Report. Delmarva Power 2014 Reliability and Planning Studies Report.
Electric Industry Restructuring in Delaware
Regulatory Authority: 26 Delaware Code, Chapter 10
Customer-Owned Generation: Interconnection standards for customers of Delmarva Power who own on-site generation under one megawatt (MW) and wish to interconnect with the utility electric grid. Delmarva Power submitted its Annual Small Generator Interconnection Report As of December 31, 2013. Delmarva Power submitted their Net Metering Report for the 2013 calendar year as required by 26 Del.
Electric Transmission: PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) is the regional transmission organization (RTO) responsible for the transmission of electricity in the region that includes all or parts of Delaware , Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) : NARUC membership is comprised of the governmental agencies engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The NARUC website provides information about the issues facing the energy, telecommunications, and water/wastewater industries at the national level.