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New Report Finds Delmarva Power Spending Plan Excessive

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DELAWARE - Delmarva Power's future spending plans are getting some criticism.

The Delaware Public Service Commission released a new report, which finds that the power company's plans to spend $397 million through 2017 for reliability initiatives and replacing aging infrastructure, is more than necessary.

According to the report, Delmarva Power did not provide evidence that the infrastructure is in need of money, or that customers are dissatisfied, and that their spending should be limited to $200 million until a more detailed annual review process can be completed. The study reportedly comes after staff and the Division of the Public Advocate (DPA) were concerned that the power company was leveraging the reliability problems of its affiliate in Maryland, Potomac Electric Power Company, to accelerate reliability spending in Delaware.

The report estimates that the current spending plan could increase a typical customers bill by just over $11 a month.

Customers have until July 17th to write public comment on the report. You can mail the written comment to Delaware Public Service Commission at 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904 or email psc@state.de.us, referencing Docket 13-152.

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