DOVER – Delaware offers customer choice to Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative customers when it comes to purchasing their energy supply. Among the over 50 suppliers certified by the Public Service Commission, Direct Energy Services has announced several new energy supply products with special multi-year fixed price offers and other customer benefits. The new offers are the result of recent efforts by the Delaware General Assembly and the Department of State to seek longer term contracts that can help save money for consumers.
Legislation passed in 2015 created a state Electricity Affordability Committee and tasked the committee to evaluate options for residential and small-business customers, including multi-year, fixed-price offers and other products and services that could help them manage their energy bills.
Pursuant to this legislation, the state issued a Request for Proposals seeking an energy provider that could meet these requirements. After reviewing all of the proposals, the Electricity Affordability Committee determined that Direct Energy submitted the best offers for consumers. The Secretary of State then entered into a contract with Direct Energy Services to move forward with offering these products.
Direct Energy Services is the only electric supplier contracted with the state to provide a designated fixed-rate offer and services to residential and small commercial customers for two years. The Direct Energy offering is one more tool that customers can use to manage their electric utility bills through the use of a third-party electric supplier. As innovation continues in the utility industry, customers are encouraged to research what options are available to reduce energy use and manage costs.
Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative customers can still purchase their electricity from any PSC-certified suppliers making offers. A full list of Certified Electric Suppliers can be found here. Customers may choose to use a certified supplier or remain with their utility’s standard supply rate. Any customer receiving electricity from a third-party supplier will continue to receive a bill from their local utility (Delmarva Power or Delaware Electric Cooperative.) Customers experiencing power outages or emergencies should call their local utilities.Related Topics: "Secretary of State" • direct energy • electric choice • Public Service Commission
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