Public Hearings Set on Proposed Delmarva Power Rate Hikes in Delaware

By: WBOC16 |

Delaware residents will get the chance to weigh in on proposed rate hikes sought by Delmarva Power.

The Newark-based utility is seeking a 6 percent jump in electricity rates and a 9 percent hike in natural gas rates.

Power company officials say the money would be used to pay for infrastructure upgrades.

The proposed increases would raise the average monthly bill for a Delaware home by about $5.50 for electricity and $4 for natural gas.

Public meetings on the proposal are scheduled for Tuesday evening in Dover and Wednesday evening in Millsboro.

Public Hearings Set on Proposed Delmarva Power Rate Hikes in Delaware