Delmarva Power, (Un)”Public Advocate,” others seek to cancel public meetings
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Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!
Delaware has a “Public Advocate,” Arthur Padmore, who is supposed to represent the public interest in utility regulatory matters.Â 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
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.Â The PSC appears to be back in harness. See, for example: responseirpscam.
For more on the behavior of Delmarva Power, see
The issue here is whether health and environmental costs will be considered in “Integrated Resource Planning.”Â Delmarva Power doesn’t want this.Â Green Delaware and others do.
In these tough times many are wondering why their utility bills are the same or higher when the wholesale price of gas and electricity has tanked.Â Good question. Continue reading