Delmarva Power

8:32 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Delmarva Power Asks for Natural Gas Rate Hike

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Delmarva Power has asked for an increase in natural gas delivery rates that would increase residential rates by about 6.1 percent.

The utility made the request Friday to the

Delmarva Power has asked for an increase in natural gas delivery rates that would increase residential rates by about 6.1 percent.

The utility made the request Friday to the Delaware Public Service Commission.

Delmarva Power says the $12.1 million request would hike a residential natural gas customer's bill during heating season by $8.67 per month.

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9:48 am
Wed October 24, 2012

NRG Energy Gets Offshore Lease for Wind Farm

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say NRG Energy has been awarded a lease for an offshore wind power farm 11 miles off the Delaware coast.

Federal officials say the lease announced Tuesday is the first under a new streamlined leasing approach. However, an NRG spokesman says that while the lease brings offshore wind another step closer, it doesn't oblige the company to build the project.

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10:37 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Storm Leaves Little Damage on Delmarva

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Despite a tornado warning yesterday on the Eastern Shore and Delaware there were no reports of widespread damage.

But officials said there was flooding in parts of Maryland due to the heavy rains.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that storms knocked down tree limbs as heavy rains hit the peninsula.

The Maryland Transportation Authority imposed wind restrictions at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for vehicles such as house and empty box trailers as well as motor homes.

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9:13 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Delmarva Power Wants to Cut Your Gas Bills

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Delmarva Power is seeking a 14 percent rate cut for lower gas bills this winter.   

Delmarva Power says some households could see a $24 drop in their monthly bill.

Bill Yingling with Delmarva Power told WDEL radio that a warmer than usual winter last year and a slowdown in the economy contributed to an oversupply of gas.

The new rate could go into effect as early as November 1st just in time for winter. 

9:16 am
Tue July 10, 2012

The Heat Wave And Storms Leave Some Delmarvans Without Power

The high temperatures combined with sudden thunderstorms have brought with them power outages on Delmarva.      

Anne Whaples with Choptank Electric Cooperative says there was an isolated outage for one substation but so far no rolling blackouts.

Around 862 of its customers in the western part of Salisbury lost power on Sunday for around two-and-half hours caused by the high power demand during the heat wave.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports…that the day before 100-degree temperatures caused just over 600 Delmarva Power customers in Salisbury to lose electricity. 

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8:53 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Power Restored to Delmarva Power Customers

All Delmarva Power customers had their electric service restored as of Tuesday night.

Last weekend’s storm left tens of thousands without power.

Officials said that most of the customers had power back by Sunday evening but added there had been three customers still in the dark in New Castle County, as well as more than 200 Maryland customers without power, mostly in Cecil County.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delmarva Power has sent the 150 crews that got power restored to other Mid-Atlantic states still without power.

8:43 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Storms Wreak Havoc as Heat Wave Hits Delmarva

More than 22-hundred Delmarva Power customers remain without electricity early this morning in the wake of weekend storms that left tens of thousands without power in the midst of a stifling heat wave.

Most of the remaining outages are in Cecil and Kent counties in Maryland where more than 1,700 remained out service this morning.

About 200 are out in New Castle County and only a couple dozen in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware.

Even with the quick storm that passed through the region today temperatures are still expected to approach the 100 mark.

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8:35 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Crackdown on Alleged Electric Power Abusers Fails in Delaware Senate

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has rejected proposed revisions to a law protecting utility customers with medical needs from having their power disconnected.

Supporters of a bill that narrowly failed Tuesday said the current law is so broad that many Delmarva Power customers are using it to avoid paying their bills. They noted that some 930 Delmarva Power customers enrolled in the Delaware program owe an outstanding balance of $3.6 million, far more than what is owed by customers in similar programs in neighboring states.

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12:14 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Severe Storm Hits Delaware This Morning

A severe storm with winds up of 70 mph swept through Sussex County this morning knocking down electric poles and damaging at least two buildings under construction at the Inland Bays wastewater treatment facility. 

A deck also collapse at the Lighthouse restaurant in Dewey Beach.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there were downed trees and limbs…with emergency crews responding to a report of a large oak tree on a house.

The Delaware Electric Cooperative says 62-hundred customers lost power but that the number has dropped to around 4-thousand.

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8:56 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Delaware Support for Bloom Energy Draws Lawsuit from Connecticut

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Connecticut-based fuel cell manufacturer is suing over Delaware's efforts to help another company establish a fuel cell manufacturing industry in Delaware.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Wilmington by FuelCell Energy Inc. and Delaware resident John Nichols. It accuses Delaware officials of economic protectionism and discrimination in cozying up to California-based Bloom Energy.

Bloom Energy is building a manufacturing facility at a former Chrysler plant in Newark with $16 million in state incentives.

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3:01 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Heat Advisory In Effect, Delmarva Power Says Conserve Your Energy

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Although the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Mid-Atlantic area and the Service is urging residents to avoid strenuous outdoor activity; Delmarva Power is asking customers to conserve a different type of energy.

Delmarva Power officials say the region's power supply is expected to meet high demand, but the extreme temperatures could stress equipment.

In order to prevent a heat-related system overload, Delmarva Power provides these energy-saving tips:

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8:14 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Maryland Officials Delay Smart Meter Program


BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers can defer installation of so-called smart meters until the panel issues a permanent order on whether customers can opt out of the meters entirely.

The commission's order is effective immediately and affects customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric, Potomac Electric Power Company and Delmarva Power.

8:56 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Underwater Atlantic Coastal Power Line for Wind Farms Inches Forward


The Atlantic Wind Connection can now move directly to an environmental review of its proposed underwater electric transmission line that would connect future wind farms off the Delaware coast.

The Wilmington New Journal reports that the US Department of the Interior this week said no one entered a competitive bid for the ocean tracts.

The $5 billion underwater project is called a backbone and would consist of a 300-mile underwater transmission line along a 200-foot-wide right of way.

It would be located around 10-to-18 miles offshore.

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