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August 20, 2014 Public Comment Sessions for Exelon/PHI Merger Case
Public comment sessions have been scheduled for PSC Docket 14-193 – the Exelon/Pepco Holdings Incorporated merger which includes Delmarva Power & Light Company, as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7pm, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington, DE
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6pm, Public Service Commission, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Dover DE
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7pm, Cape Henlopen High School Auditorium, Lewes, DE

  • The Public Service Commission Staff welcomes comments from Delmarva Power and Light customers and other interested parties regarding the proposed merger. Comments can also be sent via e-mail to the Public Service Commission at, referencing PSC Docket 14-193, or by using the Public Comments link on the Public Service Commission electronic filing system, DelaFile.

    August 20, 2014 - Public Service Commission Approves Settlement in Tidewater Rate Case
    On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 the Delaware Public Service Commission unanimously approved a settlement in the most recent Tidewater Utilities, Incorporated rate case. In November 2013, Tidewater applied for a rate increase of 14.42%, or $3.9 million dollars (subsequently revised to $2.5 million dollars). The settlement approves a rate increase of $800,000 or 2.89%. Additional information can be found by referencing PSC Docket No. 13-466.

    July 29, 2014 - DelaFile Hints and Tips
    The Delaware Public Service Commission recently launched a new electronic filing system, called DelaFile. Registered utilities can use the system to submit subsequent filings to existing dockets as well as various financial and operational reports. Other features of DelaFile include a subscription service to allow the public to track specific dockets, companies, or industries, and a public comment link to send a comment on a specific docket.

    DelaFile may also be used to intervene in a specific docket. To intervene, interested parties must first register as a DelaFile user, and then submit an intervention request. Instructions regarding the registration and intervention process can be found here and here. Questions may be referred to

    July 24, 2014 - Artesian Water Company Public Comment Sessions
    On April 11, 2014, Artesian Water Company filed an application seeking approval of a rate increase of $9.8m, or 15.71%. Public comment sessions regarding the proposed rate increase will be held as follows:
    Thursday July 24, 2014 6pm Delaware Public Service Commission Offices, Dover DE
    Tuesday July 29, 2014 7pm Caravel State Office Building, 2nd floor, Wilmington DE
    Thursday July 31, 2014 7pm Cape Henlopen High School Auditorium, Lewes DE

    Additional information regarding this case can be found on the Delaware Public Service Commission website by referencing Docket 14-132.

    July 24, 2014 - State Regulators Focus on Grid Security and Reliability at National Meeting
    At a recent meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Dallas, regulators adopted resolutions concerning efforts to improve security of the nation’s electric utility infrastructure, electric reliability, and reiterated state authority regarding electric generation siting. Additional information regarding the NARUC resolutions can be found here.