Category Archives: Delaware Public Service Comm.

Media release: “Lawmakers oppose delmarva power’s rate increase request”

[Note: Rep. Kowalko has prepared a summary of recent Delmarva Power “rate cases.”  See previous post.]

Delaware House of Representatives

Rep. John Kowalko

For Immediate Release: Contact: Drew Volturo

April 9, 2013 Work: (302) 744-4001 Cell: (302) 593-5969

Lawmakers oppose delmarva power’s rate increase request

State representatives and advocates voice need to protect Delawarean consumers

WILMINGTON – Declaring that recession-recovering families cannot afford it, lawmakers and advocates representing low-, middle- and fixed-income Delawareans gathered Tuesday to protest Delmarva Power’s latest request to increase electric rates by $42 million. Continue reading

Alert 664: July 14, 2008: — Delmarva Power “IRP” Public Comment Session

In Alert 656:  Do you want a say over Delaware’s energy future? we reported on attempts to curtain public input into Delmarva Power’s planning.  We invited people speak out if they wanted public meetings and some people did.  One of the three scheduled meetings (in Dover) was kept on the agenda and the other two, in Sussex and New Castle Counties, were cancelled.  (I was especially annoyed that Blue Water Wind, which benefited so much from public support for its offshore wind project, supported cancelling the “public comment sessions.”  Remember that, folks.) Continue reading

“Delaware Energy Plan 2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?

Green Delaware Alert 645

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“Delaware Energy Plan
2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?
Coal promoted in multiple ways …
Incineration promoted …
public participation dissed …

Public comments needed by March 15, 2009
(see below for suggestions)
Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!

Delaware’s “Public Advocate” lines up with Delmarva Power

Delaware has a “Public Advocate,” Arthur Padmore, who is supposed to represent the public interest in utility regulatory matters.  This office was set up because the Public Service Commission was perceived to have come too much under the control of the utilities it is supposed to regulate. Continue reading

Delaware’s Public Service Commission staff: Dancing to the tune of the utilities they are supposed to regulate?

Many people paid attention to the Bluewater Wind controversy, in which the Delaware PSC got an extraordinary amount of public input–literally thousand of letters and emails–and responded to it.

But that was a special case.  The PSC appears to be back in harness. See, for example: responseirpscam.

For more on the behavior of Delmarva Power, see

Award for Todd Goodman, Delmarva Power

The issue here is whether health and environmental costs will be considered in “Integrated Resource Planning.”  Delmarva Power doesn’t want this.  Green Delaware and others do.

Alert 643: “A Winter of Discontent Over Utility Bills”

Alert 643:  “A Winter of Discontent Over Utility Bills”
Customers Are Upset That Rates Are Still High Despite Lower Fuel Costs
Green Delaware needs your support…

Comment:

In these tough times many are wondering why their utility bills are the same or higher when the wholesale price of gas and electricity has tanked.  Good question. Continue reading