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."
When you become a Delmarva Power customer, you initially pay Delmarva Power for all of these services -- generation, transmission, and distribution. If you are purchasing the electricity you use from a competitive third party supplier, you would pay Delmarva Power for distribution.
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 Power 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.
No matter whom a customer may choose as their electric service provider, as the distribution company, we will continue to deliver electricity to all customers through our network of electric power lines. We will also continue to maintain the electric system and restore service in the event of any disruption due to weather related events, as well as emergency and routine service calls.
If you choose a new supplier, making the change is easy. Contact the supplier of your choice and complete the enrollment paperwork. It is then up to your new supplier and Delmarva Power to make the switch.
If you choose to stay with Standard Offer Service, you do not need to do anything.
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