Maryland PSC Approves Rate Increase For Delmarva Power

Sep 12, 2013 -- 5:28am

Delmarva Power customers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland will be seeing their bills go up this month.

The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a 3.6 percent rate increase on residential bills that will go into effect on Sunday. A household that uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month would see its average bill increase by $5.09, up to $145.31 a month. That’s an increase of about 16 cents a day. Rate increases for commercial and industrial customers will vary based on how much power they use. The rate increase will generate $15 million in revenue for Delmarva Power to maintain its electrical distribution system.

The Maryland PSC also approved a Grid Resiliency Charge, which will add three cents a month to residential bills starting next year.

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