Delaware Electricity Provider - Deregulation

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources was licensed in Delaware by the Public Utility Commission as a competitive electricity supplier in March of 2007, and officially entered the Delaware market in December of 2007. Currently, we provide electricity service to commercial and industrial customers in Delaware including businesses residing in the Delmarva Power territory.

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Deregulation in Delaware
The General Assembly passed Delaware’s restructuring act in 1999 – deregulating the generation of electric power and leaving only distribution under regulatory control of the Public Service Commission, while leaving transmission under FERC.

In 2006, the Assembly passed "The Electric Utilities Retail Supply Act of 2006" under which the following provisions were outlined:

  • All electric distribution companies would be designated as standard offer service providers and returning service suppliers in their respective territories.
  • Distribution companies can enter into both long and short-term supply contracts, own and operate generation facilities, build new generation and transmission facilities, make investments into demand-side resources, and take any other PSC-approved actions to diversify their retail load supply.
  • Delmarva Power and Light is required to conduct Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for a forward-looking 10-year time period and must file plans every 2 years.
  • Delaware customers may now choose which company will provide them with their electric energy supply, while distribution remains with their respective utilities.

What happens when you choose a new commercial electricity supplier?

  • The new supplier notifies the old supplier and utility that you have changed suppliers.
  • The new supplier transmits utility account information to the utility in order to enroll you as a customer.
  • The utility confirms, by letter to you, of your new supplier selection and the date your new service begins.
  • The actual change of supplier occurs on the meter reading date following a successful enrollment.For more on the history, structure and future of Delaware’s deregulated electricity market, visit the Delaware Public Utility Commission.

For more on the history, structure and future of Delaware’s deregulated electricity market, visit the Delaware Public Utility Commission.

 

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