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. […]

COMMENTARY: Artificial Island — what’s happening and what’s being done?

Recent discussions surrounding the Artificial Island (AI) transmission project have been filled with misunderstandings regarding the cost impact to Delawareans. As the state’s public utility regulatory agency, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) is eager to correct the factual record, provide perspective on our involvement in the process, and restate the overarching issue that exists […]

Plan would make Delaware taxpayers pay for New Jersey power plant line

Rep. Trey Paradee

  DOVER — The 25 members of the House Democratic caucus sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week objecting to a plan that would have Delawareans pay for much of the cost of a transmission line in New Jersey. “The $272 million project to build a transmission line to Salem and […]

COMMENTARY: Energy efficiency: The smart investment for Delaware

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Public officials across the country have embraced Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracts (GESPCs) as the most effective way not only to reduce their energy bills — but also, to address modernization issues in public facilities. GESPCs have been around since the energy crisis in the late 1970s. Nationally, it is a $5 billion-$6 billion industry […]

Scavenger hunt teaches energy efficiency

DOVER — Children and families can earn an energy-saver certificate while having fun with a scavenger hunt. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Energy and Climate is promoting its “Snuggle Up and Save” Winter Scavenger Hunt. The goal is to engage children and their families to make their homes more energy […]

Delmarva Power told to provide more info in customer bills

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DOVER — A state panel on Tuesday ordered Delmarva Power to list renewable energy charges separately on bills to provide “greater transparency” to customers. The change enables the utility’s customers to see exactly how much they pay for “renewable energy,” including for the Qualified Fuel Cell Provider charge — also known as the Bloom charge. […]