“Delmarva Power Electric Rate Increases”

[Prepared by Delaware State Representative John Kowalko]

A look at electric rate increase requests Delmarva Power has made in recent years, the amount approved and the impact on a typical residential customer

Delmarva currently serves:

  • 501,000 electric delivery customers (in the Delmarva peninsula)
  • 312,000 Delaware electric customers
  • Typical residential customer uses 1000kwh/month
  • Typical monthly bill: $141.23

Delmarva’s Electric Rate Increase Requests for the Past Three Years

2011 (Docket No. 09-414)

  • Request: $27.6 million
  • Approved: $17 million
  • Customer impact: data not available

2012 (Docket No. 11-528)

  • Request: $33 million
  • Approved: $22 million
  • Customer impact: $4.49/month
  • Note: An additional $16.8 million for smart meter replacement is expected to be phased in later in 2013 and 2014.

2013 (Docket No. 13-115)

  • Request: $42 million
  • Approved: N/A (Request not yet approved by PSC)
  • Customer impact: If approved in full, would raise average customer’s bill by $7.63/month

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