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Delaware Public Service Commission Deregulates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Date Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

On Thursday, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an order deregulating electric vehicles charging stations and electric vehicle service providers from regulation. State regulators across the country have determined that companies purchasing electricity at retail from regulated utilities and using it to provide charging service to electric vehicles are not performing the role of […]

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Don’t Take Water for Granted on Imagine a Day Without Water

Date Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Millions of Americans take water service for granted every day. Turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. Flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away. With reliable water service, people don’t have to think twice about the infrastructure that brings water to their homes, and then safely returns water to the environment – […]

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Celebrating 70 Years of the Delaware Public Service Commission

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Last month, the Delaware Public Service Commission celebrated 70 years in existence. In 1949, Delaware’s General Assembly passed legislation to create the PSC in order to regulate investor-owned public utilities. For the past 70 years, the Delaware Public Service Commission has worked to ensure safe, reliable and reasonably priced cable, electric, natural gas, wastewater, water and telecommunications services […]

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Can’t Pay Your Phone or Broadband Bill? Lifeline Can Help You Stay Connected

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to all residents. Lifeline helps low-income consumers connect to the nation’s voice and broadband networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family, and call for help in an emergency. For some, being connected can be the difference between social connection and complete isolation. […]

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Delaware Public Service Commission Gives Approval for Ellendale Water District

Date Posted: Friday, August 16th, 2019

Delaware Public Service Commission Gives Approval for Ellendale Water District On August 6th, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) application for Sussex County to provide water to the Ellendale Water District. After three failed attempts, Ellendale residents successfully passed the referendum to create the water district […]

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Seven Ways to Save Energy in the Summer

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Most people expect higher energy costs in the summer. We crank up the air conditioning to get out of the sun; the kids are home from school and spend all day on their electronics; and, when you finally convince them to play outside, you find yourself washing extra loads of bathing suits, beach towels, and […]

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Silver Run Electric Breaks Ground on Proposed Artificial Island Substation in Middletown

Date Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2019

Staff members from the Delaware Public Service Commission were in attendance at the groundbreaking of the the proposed Artificial Island substation on Silver Run Road in Middletown, Delaware. The Silver Run project started in 2013 when electrical grid operator PJM opened its first major competitive transmission process to solve grid stability issues in and around […]

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April is National Safe Dig Month

Date Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2019

April Is National Safe Dig Month! Whether it’s a property occupant planting a tree or erecting a fence, or large excavation companies building highways, strip malls and subdivisions, preventing damage to underground utility lines when digging or demolishing makes good sense. Survey reveals more than 40 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year […]

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2019 Fix-a-Leak Week in Delaware

Date Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2019

The Delaware Public Service Commission is excited to announce that Governor Carney has declared March 18-24, 2019 to be “Fix a Leak Week” in Delaware. Through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense partnership program “Fix a Leak Week” provides information and helpful tips on how to conserve water and detect water leaks both inside and out of […]

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Ruling will significantly reduce cost of project for Delaware businesses and residential ratepayers

Date Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a rehearing request on the cost allocation for the $278 million Artificial Island transmission line project, and established a fair allocation that will significantly reduce future costs for businesses and residential electric ratepayers on Delmarva. As previously calculated, businesses and families in Delaware and Maryland would have funded more […]

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