Evening hearings for the purpose of receiving public comment in connection with Delmarva Power & Light Company's application for adjustments to its Maryland retail rates for the distribution of electric energy are hereby scheduled as follows: Monday, March 23, 2020 Chesapeake College, 6:30 p.m. Wye Mills Campus, Health Professional Center – Room 131, 1000 College Circle, (near Routes 50 and 213), Wye Mills, MD 21679. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Kent County Library, 6:30 p.m. Chestertown Branch, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620. Monday, March 30, 2020 Wor Wic Community College, 6:30 p.m. Fulton-Owen Hall- Room 103 (1st Floor Conference Room), 3200 Campus Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804. Written public comments on this matter may be submitted electronically, by first-class mail, or hand-delivered by April 13, 2020. Comments sent electronically must be submitted through the Commission's Public Comment Dropbox, which can be accessed through the Commission's website at www.psc.state.md.us. Written comments shall be addressed to Andrew S. Johnston, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, and should reference "Case No. 9630."
The restructuring of the electric utility industry allows you to select the certified or licensed electricity provider that best fits your needs. If you don't choose a different provider, we buy electricity for you and charge you according to rates approved by your Public Service Commission. This is called the "Standard Offer Service" (SOS) program and is administered under rules established by the Commission.
The Commission has designated Delmarva to purchase electricity for you through power supply contracts in an annual competitive auction that provides customers with generation rates that are reflective of market conditions while at the same time providing protection against extreme conditions.
We continue to deliver electricity to all customers, no matter who they choose as their electric provider.
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Delivery is a regulated service which means that Delmarva Power will continue to deliver electricity to all customers. This also means that Delmarva Power is responsible for the wires, poles and outage restoration regardless of supplier. Delmarva Power's costs and policies are regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).
However, supply is not a regulated service. Energy suppliers that are licensed by the Maryland PSC and registered with Delmarva Power can become your supplier. This gives you the choice and allows you to shop for the best energy rates and terms—if you wish.
Whether you choose to stay with us as your electric provider, or choose another provider, we will continue to provide you reliable energy.
To see a list of competitive Electric Generation Suppliers, or to learn more about shopping for electricity, visit the Maryland Public Service Commission’s http://www.psc.state.md.us/electricchoice/ website.
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