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RECORD STAFF REPORT | September 12, 2013
The Maryland Public Service Commission has authorized Delmarva Power to increase electric delivery rates by nearly 4 percent, the utility announced Wednesday. The increase for Delmarva's Maryland customers is effective for electric service rendered on and after Sept. 15. According to the company's website, Delmarva has 5,342 residential and business customers in northeastern Harford County and 45,007 customers in Cecil County, among 195,000 customers in Maryland. The rate increase will add 3.6 percent to monthly residential bills, the company said in a news release posted on its website.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
A 20-group coalition on Thursday called on state regulators to reject a proposed merger between Chicago energy giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc., citing Exelon's track record on the environment and fears the deal would give it too much power in the state. Exelon, the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., ComEd and PECO, in April announced a $6.9 billion deal to acquire the smaller Washington-based utility company, which owns Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric as well as Pepco.
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By Jennifer Dorroh and Jennifer Dorroh,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2001
The company that supplies energy to customers in Cecil County, parts of Harford County and much of the Eastern Shore has completed its $630 million sale of two power plants and its share in two others to NRG Energy Inc. of Minneapolis. Under the deal, Delmarva Power and Light, a subsidiary of Conectiv Inc., sold its coal-fired Indian River power plant in Millsboro, Del., its oil-fired power plant on the Nanticoke River in Vienna, and minority interests in the Keystone and Conemaugh coal-fired plants in Pennsylvania.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | September 12, 2013
The Maryland Public Service Commission has authorized Delmarva Power to increase electric delivery rates by nearly 4 percent, the utility announced Wednesday. The increase for Delmarva's Maryland customers is effective for electric service rendered on and after Sept. 15. According to the company's website, Delmarva has 5,342 residential and business customers in northeastern Harford County and 45,007 customers in Cecil County, among 195,000 customers in Maryland. The rate increase will add 3.6 percent to monthly residential bills, the company said in a news release posted on its website.
BUSINESS
By Kim Clark | January 15, 1992
This winter's mild temperatures appear to have eased a strain on household budgets in Maryland everywhere except the Eastern Shore, where consumer representatives say a tough electric utility is cracking down on late bill-payers in the recession-hammered region.Despite tough economic times, nearly every energy utility in the state has sent out fewer electricity cutoff notices so far this winter, according to statistics filed with the Public Service Commission.Only Delmarva Power & Light Co., which serves 122,000 Marylanders on the Eastern Shore, bucked the trend, increasing by nearly one third the number of shut-off warnings to delinquent customers in December.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 14, 1996
VIENNA - About 4,500 rockfish were released into the Nanticoke River yesterday by Delmarva Power's fish hatchery.The average length of the fish, which were tagged for identification and tracking, was 6 to 8 inches, said Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power.The fish, which were taken from a pond at the power company's plant in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore, were part of a study by Maryland fisheries officials of winter mortality rates. About 8,500 fish were put into the pond last fall, and the 4,500 that survived were released yesterday.
NEWS
By Dail Willis | July 17, 1994
OCEAN CITY -- Delmarva Power, the Coast Guard, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and city officials joined forces this week to remind boaters to watch out for power lines."
BUSINESS
October 18, 1994
Delmarva restructuringDelmarva Power & Light Co. announced yesterday that 296 employees had taken an early retirement offer, cutting the Wilmington, Del.-based utility's staffing to about 2,500.The company says it expects to save $13 million to $17 million annually through a reduced work force.@
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 17, 2013
One person was airlifted to a regional trauma center after a vehicle struck a utility pole in northern Harford County on Saturday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police and the Harford Fire & EMS Association. The accident on Route 543 (Ady) Road near Heaps Road in Street was called in shortly after 2:50 p.m., according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts, with wires reported down on the vehicle involved. One person was ejected from a vehicle and the wires were live, requiring rescue personnel to wait for Delmarva Power to deactivate them, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Fire & EMS Association, posted on the organization's media Facebook page.
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1996
Delmarva Power & Light Co. and Atlantic Energy, Inc. have signed a definitive merger agreement creating a parent company with $2.2 billion in equity, the companies said yesterday.The deal, which was unanimously approved by both companies' boards of directors, will create a company with $5.6 billion in assets and 1 million customers in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia's Eastern Shore.The companies said they expect the merger to be completed in 12 to 18 months.Atlantic's shares jumped 87.50 cents to $18 on the news, while Delmarva Power's shares were up 37.50 cents to close at $21 each.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 17, 2013
One person was airlifted to a regional trauma center after a vehicle struck a utility pole in northern Harford County on Saturday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police and the Harford Fire & EMS Association. The accident on Route 543 (Ady) Road near Heaps Road in Street was called in shortly after 2:50 p.m., according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts, with wires reported down on the vehicle involved. One person was ejected from a vehicle and the wires were live, requiring rescue personnel to wait for Delmarva Power to deactivate them, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Fire & EMS Association, posted on the organization's media Facebook page.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company. The company said it has restored power to about 114,000 customers since storm operations began at 10 a.m. Sunday. BGE will assess the damage Tuesday and Wednesday as restoration efforts continue, said spokesman Rob Gould. He said the utility probably wouldn't be able to give an estimate until late Wednesday or Thursday about when all customers would see power restored.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
At 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported more than 180,000 customers without power. Harford County has the largest number of customers without power — about 48,900 — though Baltimore County was not far behind, with about 47,300 customers without power. Also at 9:30 p.m.: • Pepco, which serves Washington and its Maryland suburbs, was reporting about 15,500 of its customers without power. • Delmarva Power, which serves the Delmarva peninsula, was reporting about 50,000 customers without power in its Maryland service areas at that time.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | July 11, 2009
A $1.2 billion, 150-mile power line that would cross Maryland and lay high-voltage cables under the Chesapeake Bay for the first time has been proposed to ease the threat of blackouts on the growing Delmarva Peninsula. But the proposal is generating opposition from environmentalists, landowners and even business interests in mostly rural Dorchester County, who worry that the project could disrupt farming, damage sensitive marshlands and blight the area's growing tourism. The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway from Northern Virginia to Delaware has been proposed by Pepco Holdings Inc., the Washington-based parent company of Pepco and Delmarva Power, to upgrade the region's increasingly taxed electricity grid, which officials have warned could lead to outages or brownouts in as little as five years.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,Sun reporter | February 16, 2007
A recent uptick in wholesale electricity costs means Maryland consumers will be paying slightly more for electricity this summer than state regulators forecast a month ago. Electric bills for customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will go up an average 49 percent - or about $581 annually - starting in June, based on the latest round of bids the utility received from wholesale electric suppliers this week. That compares with a forecast increase of 47 percent predicted less than a month ago, when Maryland utilities conducted the first of three rounds of bidding to procure their electricity supplies for the coming year.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2006
A New Jersey company is proposing to build about 200 wind turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, in the Atlantic Ocean or Delaware Bay that would whirl within view of some of the region's most popular beaches. Officials with Bluewater Wind of Hoboken hope their $1 billion offshore wind farm will be the first in U.S. waters. Similar proposals are pending for wind farms off Cape Cod, Mass., and Long Island, N.Y., but they have drawn protests and lawsuits from homeowners who say their water views would be defiled by the towers.
BUSINESS
By JULIUS WESTHEIMER | May 2, 1997
TRAPEZE artists, firefighters and high-rise building workers rely on safety nets for protection.But with the Dow Jones industrial average this morning at 6,976.48, up 584.79 points since bottoming out at 6,391.69 on April 11, and only 1.5 percent below its record 7,085.16 close on March 11, where can investors now find safety nets?Herewith some suggestions:CASH: "Cash ain't trash," begins a story in Bloomberg Personal magazine, May. "Cash is dull and will never beat stocks' returns, but it helps you sleep.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | May 31, 1992
Five eligible for Ocean Pines boardFive candidates have been nominated so far to run for three seats on the Ocean Pines Association board of directors. They are Jack Delaney, Gary Greenberg, Frank Hinchion, Bud Rogner and Dart Way.Any resident of Ocean Pines may become a candidate by submitting a petition with the signatures of 50 other property owners who have paid the annual assessment fee. The petition must be turned in at the Ocean Pines Association building by June 10. The election will be by mail.
BUSINESS
By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
Despite electric bills that are set to rise by 35 percent or more this summer, customers in suburban Washington and the Eastern Shore have shown virtually no interest in a rate deferral plan similar to the one that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. negotiated for BGE customers. After their June 1 rate increases, PEPCO and Delmarva Power customers will pay rates nearly as high as those that BGE customers will face when the 72 percent increase in their electric bills takes effect July 1. But with three days left in the sign-up period, just 1.18 percent of PEPCO customers and 0.67 percent of Delmarva Power customers have enrolled in a plan that would phase in their latest rate increases over the next 12 months, said Mary-Beth Hutchinson, a spokeswoman for the utilities' parent company, Pepco Holdings Inc. Thomas Graham, the PEPCO regional president, said he's not surprised that the rate deferral plan hasn't sparked much interest because it has a significant downside for consumers.
BUSINESS
By Jennifer Dorroh and Jennifer Dorroh,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2001
The company that supplies energy to customers in Cecil County, parts of Harford County and much of the Eastern Shore has completed its $630 million sale of two power plants and its share in two others to NRG Energy Inc. of Minneapolis. Under the deal, Delmarva Power and Light, a subsidiary of Conectiv Inc., sold its coal-fired Indian River power plant in Millsboro, Del., its oil-fired power plant on the Nanticoke River in Vienna, and minority interests in the Keystone and Conemaugh coal-fired plants in Pennsylvania.
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