Monthly Archives: March 2009

Delaware’s “Public Advocate” lines up with Delmarva Power

Delaware has a “Public Advocate,” Arthur Padmore, who is supposed to represent the public interest in utility regulatory matters.  This office was set up because the Public Service Commission was perceived to have come too much under the control of the utilities it is supposed to regulate. Continue reading

Delaware’s Public Service Commission staff: Dancing to the tune of the utilities they are supposed to regulate?

Many people paid attention to the Bluewater Wind controversy, in which the Delaware PSC got an extraordinary amount of public input–literally thousand of letters and emails–and responded to it.

But that was a special case.  The PSC appears to be back in harness. See, for example: responseirpscam.

For more on the behavior of Delmarva Power, see

Award for Todd Goodman, Delmarva Power

The issue here is whether health and environmental costs will be considered in “Integrated Resource Planning.”  Delmarva Power doesn’t want this.  Green Delaware and others do.