A virtual pre-hearing to take comments on Delmarva Power’s request to adjust rates (Case No. 9670) for the distribution of electric energy will be held on Oct. 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Written comments on these matters may be submitted electronically at email@example.com or by first-class mail to A. Johnston Executive Secretary MPSC, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore MD 21202, by Oct. 1, 2021.
Delaware's New Community Solar Program
At Delmarva Power, we are working to provide new clean energy services and choices to meet our customers' evolving energy needs. Delmarva Power supports renewable energy and partners with our customers to provide safe and reliable interconnection of renewable energy into the electric grid.
On June 29, 2021, the Delaware General Assembly passed a bill creating a new program for community solar. As of July 30, 2021, the bill is waiting for the Governor's signature to be signed into law. Delaware's new community solar program would permit customers to subscribe to community solar facilities located anywhere in the Delmarva Power Delaware service area and receive the maximum available financial benefit from that subscription.
The bill also requires the Delaware Public Service Commission (the Commission) to finalize regulations for the new program no later than March 11, 2022, including overall rules for community solar in Delaware, rules for billing and bill credits for subscribing customers, and rules about consumer protection and service terms and conditions. The final regulations will outline many of the processes that Delmarva Power will follow to ensure that community solar will be adopted in Delaware in a fair, efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner for our customers, as well as for community solar developers and their subscribers.
The public and interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide comments on the Commission's proposed regulations. Please check the Commission's website for updates on this process. Delmarva Power expects to begin accepting solar applications for the new program following the finalization of these regulations, which we anticipate will occur in spring of 2022.
Existing Solar Programs with Delmarva Power in Delaware
At this time, customers can still apply for a net energy metering ("NEM") interconnection, or apply for Community Energy Facility ("CEF") under the existing CEF Rider, but please note that NEM and CEF applications and projects will not be able to be transferred into a Community Solar project.
Delmarva Power will continue to provide the latest updates as they occur, so please make sure to check back on this website. We are committed to doing our part to ensure the benefits of solar are accessible to all our customers and look forward to delivering the new community solar program to our customers and communities.