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Important or Pending Cases

A complete list of all natural gas related cases filed with the Commission is available on the Commission’s Regulated Utility Filings. Cases filed after July 7, 2014 are available through the DelaFile E-filing system Opens in new window page.

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.

All case related documents are available for review by appointment at the Commission Office Opens in new window in Dover, Delaware, or at the Office of the Public Advocate Opens in new window in Wilmington, Delaware.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation – Delaware Division

PSC Docket No. 12-292 – (Filed June 25, 2012)
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION FOR APPROVAL OF NATURAL GAS EXPANSION SERVICE OFFERINGS – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has filed an application Opens in new window for approval of proposed natural gas service offerings within its Delaware service areas and specifically within areas of southeastern Sussex County, Delaware.

PSC Docket No. 13-383 – (Filed October 1, 2013)
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION FOR APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO THE TRANSPORTATION AND BALANCING RIDER AND THE GAS SUPPLIER SCHEDULE OF ITS TARIFF – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has filed an application Opens in new window requesting permission to revise its current Transportation Rider to establish a new approach to its allocation of the cost of interstate pipeline capacity to transportation customers. In addition, Chesapeake requests permission to make other changes throughout the Transportation Rider and its Gas Supplier Schedule either to clarify existing language or to modify the mechanics of the transportation program in order to improve efficiency.

  • On November 5, 2013, the Commission approved Order No. 8481 Opens in new window opening the docket, assigning the matter to a Hearing Examiner specifically for the purposes of granting or denying intervention petitions and for admission of counsel pro hac vice, setting the intervention period, and directing the public notice Opens in new window .

Delmarva Power & Light

PSC Docket No. 12-546 – (filed December 7, 2012)
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DELMARVA POWER & LIGHT FOR AN INCREASE IN GAS BASE RATES – On December 7, 2012, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed with the Commission an application seeking approval of: (a) an increase in gas delivery rates of $12,174,435 or 7.87% of total revenues; (b) approval of a return of equity of 10.25%; (c) approval to implement a Utility Facility Relocation Charge Rider (Rider UFRC); (d) approval of a service extension tariff; and (e) miscellaneous tariff changes.

On December 21, 2010 Order No. 7882 Opens in new window was approved by the Commission. The order grants Delmarva Power & Light Company’s Motion to consolidate PSC Docket No. 09-277T, the Company’s application to institute a modified fixed variable rate design for gas customers, and 10-237, its gas base rate case. Documents related to the dockets can be found below.

PSC Docket No. 10-237 – (filed July 2, 2010)
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DELMARVA POWER & LIGHT FOR AN INCREASE IN GAS BASE RATES – On July 2, 2010, Delmarva Power & Light Company filed with the Commission an application seeking approval of: (a) an increase in its natural gas base rates; (b) a proposed revenue decoupling rate design, and (c) miscellaneous tariff changes.

  • Application
  • Rebuttal Testimony: Ziminsky, Janocha, T White, Jenkins Sr, Vonsteuben, Hanley, Wathen
  • Commission Orders
    • Order No. 7808 Opens in new window – Suspending Delmarva Power & Light Company’s rates and revised tariff sheets pursuant to 26 Del. C &306(a) (1) and subject to the implementation of itnerim rates as authorized herein, shall not be placed into force or effect except pursuant to law or further Order of the Commission, and then only to the extent such law or further Commission Order may permit or allow. Suspending proposed non-rate modifications to its tariffs until such time as a final Order in this proceeding is issued. Suspending proposed revenue decoupling rate design until such time as a final Order in this proceeding is issued. Delmarva’s request to implement interim rates intended to produce an annual increase of $2.5 million in intrastate operating revenues, effective August 31, 2010 with proration and subject to refund, is granted.
    • Order No. 7904 Opens in new window (January 27, 2011) – Commission approval for Delmarva Power & Light Company to place into effect their full-proposed rate increase on February 2, 2011 subject to refund with interest, pending the Commission’s final decision.
    • Order No. 7990 Opens in new window (June 21, 2011) – Adopting the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations of the Hearing Examiner and approving the Proposed Settlement Agreement, in its entirety, submitted by Delmarva Power & Light Company, the Commission Staff and the Attorney General’s office for usage on or after July 1, 2011. Delmarva Power & Light Company is authorized a return on equity of ten percent (10%) to produce an overall rate of return of 7.56 percent.
  • Public Notice
    • Workshop August 29th, 10:00am at the Delaware Public Service Commission Hearing room (see PSC calendar for more information). The purpose of this workshop is to participate in discussion related to the development of the Modified Fixed Variable Rate Design also known as Revenue Decoupling for Delmarva’s natural gas customers.

PSC Docket No. 09-277T (Filed June 25, 2009)
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DELMARVA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY FOR APPROVAL OF A MODIFIED FIXED VARIABLE RATE DESIGN FOR NATURAL GAS RATES – On September 9, 2009, the Commission entered Order No. 7619, thereby opening a docket to examine the adoption of a modified fixed/variable rate design for Delmarva Power’s natural gas business. See Order No. 7731 Opens in new window for more information.

Direct Testimony of:

Settlement Agreement

Hearing Examiner’s Report


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