Delmarva Power

Don Rush

With the recent winter cold snaps electricity bills are expected to jump for many on Delmarva.

And Delmarva Power is urging customers to use a number of programs that could ease the pain of paying those bills.

Among them are a variety of individually tailored payment arrangements that would bring customer accounts up-to-date over a period of time.

Another allows customers to even out their payments to avoid seasonal peaks in the electric bills.

Bloom Energy, bloomenergy.com

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Attorneys for Gov. Jack Markell have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a deal to draw California-based fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy to Delaware. The deal involves millions in state taxpayer dollars and higher rates on Delmarva Power customers.

FuelCell Energy Inc., a Connecticut-based fuel cell manufacturer, argues that the Bloom Energy project amounts to economic protectionism. The project is one of Markell's signature job creation efforts.