Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rep. John Kowalko opposes ripoff Demarva Power rate increases

The following press release was issued today by the Delaware House of Representatives:
Utility’s proposed rate increase up for hearing on Thursday

DOVER – Several legislators are encouraging the public to join them in opposing a proposed Delmarva Power utility rate increase that the Public Service Commission will consider on Thursday.

Newark Rep. John Kowalko is asking residents throughout the state to attend the commission’s 1pm Thursday meeting to consider nearly $50 million in rate increases for Delmarva Power customers. Continue reading

Rep. Kowalko on Delmarva Power rate case

[Note:  Rep. Kowalko submitted this to The News Journal on October 22, 2012]

In recent years I have voluntarily applied as an intervener in several cases involving DP&L rate increase requests filed before the Public Service Commission. The process itself is cumbersome and complex and requires resources and time that is not always available to me. Unfortunately the reality is that the public, the ratepayers’, and my constituents’ interests have been inadequately represented in many of these proceedings and my obligation and responsibility as an elected public servant is to ensure some semblance of fairness in the discussions and decisions rendered. Continue reading