Delaware Energy Choice
How to Choose Your Electricity Supplier
Step 1. Start Gathering Information.
Start by downloading and reviewing the Delaware Energy Choice Information Guide and Alternate Electricity Supplier List found below.
|Delaware Energy Choice Information Guide|
Alternate Electricity Suppliers licensed by the Public Service Commission (PSC). When you call them, be sure to get answers to the following questions:
- What is my exact price per kilowatt-hour for electricity?
- Are there any other fees I will be charged that are not included in this price?
- What are the terms and conditions of the agreement?
- What information do I have to provide for you to enroll me?
- What are the cancellation terms?
- Are there fees if I cancel my agreement before it is up?
- What is the length of the agreement, and what happens once it is over?
- Are there restrictions on the amount of electricity I can use? If so, what are they and when am I restricted?
- How is the electricity generated (from what sources)?
- What is the environmental impact of the electricity you generate?
Step 2. Compare Prices.
The PSC requires Delmarva Power, and every Electric Distribution Company (EDC) to clearly identify what its price is to generate electricity. This is known as a "Price to Compare." Compare Delmarva Power’s "Price to Compare" with the prices of other suppliers and select the best value.
Step 3. Calculate Your Savings.
To calculate your savings, determine the difference between Delmarva Power's "Price to Compare" and the price of other Alternate Electricity Suppliers participating in the Energy Choice Program simply by subtracting one from the other. If the supplier’s price is less than the "Price to Compare", you’ll save money. Multiply that difference by your average monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage to determine your average monthly savings.
Step 4. Consider Environmental Factors.
You may be able to buy cleaner power and possibly help protect the environment. By law, all electricity suppliers must tell you how they generate their electricity (nuclear, natural gas, oil, solar, etc.), what types of emissions they produce, and their energy efficiency.
Step 5. Make Your Choice.
If you choose a new supplier, making the change is easy. Return the signed, completed agreement to the supplier you have selected. It is then up to your new supplier and Delmarva Power to make the switch.
If you have completed your assessment and have decided to stay with Delmarva Power as your Electric Supplier, then your work is done. You need not complete or return the enrollment form.