Delmarva Power rate increase hearing to be at Salisbury University Oct. 27

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold three public hearings on a request by Delmarva Power & Light Company to increase its electric distribution rates by $66 million (an increase of more than $21 a month for the typical residential customer).


According to its application, the company seeks to recover costs related to reliability improvements to its distribution infrastructure and smart meter deployment.


The Lower Shore meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Salisbury University’s Teacher Education and Technology Center, Conway Hall, corner of U.S. 13 and W. College Avenue, Room 156.


The case filings and associated pleadings in the matter are available in the electronic docket file (Case No. 9424), which may be viewed or downloaded at


Comments can be filed by Monday, October 31, 2016 using the Commission’s e-file system at


Written comments may be also submitted by October 31st to: David J. Collins, Executive Secretary; Maryland Public Service Commission; William Donald Schaefer Tower; 6 St. Paul Street; Baltimore, MD 21202. Be sure to include the case number 9424 with all comments.


Delmarva delivers electricity to about 203,000 customers in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland. Other hearing dates and locations are Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, and Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Chesapeake College’s Economic Development Center, Room EDC 27, in Wye Mills.


— Tori Leonard is communications director for the Maryland Public Service Commission.

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