Letter to the Editor: Getting a charge out of electric vehicles

Your letter writer James Webster, May 10 “A few more words on electric vehicles,” had some good points to make about electric vehicles and charging. Yes, it is great that there are more and more public chargers, either fast or very fast. Most of them provide free electricity, like at retail shopping malls. Beat that […]

Letter to the Editor: Nuclear power still proven safe, reliable

Dr. Sowers’ April 8 comparison of nuclear power to a dead horse is dead wrong. (Letter to the Editor). Despite the recent closure of a few nuclear power plants, the remaining plants still supply 20 percent of the country’s electric power without emitting air pollution or carbon dioxide. These plants could continue operating for decades, […]

Commentary: Don’t let this winter leave your bank account in the cold

Wondering why even though you turned up the heat it still feels cold in the house? Is your warm fireplace sending warm air out of your chimney? The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) would like to share a few simple tips and fixes to help you stay warm this winter and save money by saving […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clean energy sought

Thanks for the article (“Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears,” Sept 17) discussing the awful offal escaping, or in danger of escaping from coal ash pits and hog manure and urine pits. This was bound to happen. As climate change gets even worse than it is, more storms will dump more rain […]

Solar future looks bright in Smyrna

SMYRNA – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce was on site for a ribbon-cutting at the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation Inc. Smyrna location on July 10. The event marked the opening of its newest 1.5-megawatt community solar generation facility. DEMEC appreciates the opportunity to be centrally located with its new facility in Smyrna, and to […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware-backed Clean Power Plan a losing proposition

Here’s all you need to know about the Clean Power Plan and its goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electric generators in one sentence. The CPP is illegal, is another sign of our divided country, it wouldn’t have a discernible impact on global warming, and the emission goals will probably be met without it. […]

COMMENTARY: Is Delaware Public Service Commission really serving the public?

I am going to discuss complicated subjects, so why should Delawareans care? They should care because the subject matter directly affects the bottom line of their electricity bills. Let us begin with the background needed to understand Regulation No. 56, as now proposed by the Delaware Public Service Commission (DPSC). Please forgive the alphabet soup […]

Deck the halls and spin the electric meters

DOVER — The stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time for indulging traditions. Some are cheap or free, like caroling, visiting Santa at various venues or watching a Christmas movie as a family. However, some can often send us in to the new year with lighter wallets — traditions such as gift shopping, buying […]

State designates an official electricity supplier

DOVER — A new one-of-a-kind partnership between the state of Delaware and Direct Energy could save customers more than $100 a year, officials said Wednesday. The state formally designated the company as its exclusively contracted supplier after a search conducted by a committee made up of representatives from several state agencies. The panel considered six […]

Feds to rehear transmission line arguments

DOVER — The Delaware Public Service Commission announced Tuesday the federal agency that had approved a controversial transmission line will rehear the case. At issue is a transmission line stretching from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Artificial Island nuclear complex in New Jersey that is expected to place much of the cost burden on Delawareans. […]