Delaware Officials Balk at Residents Paying for Transmission Line

May 31, 2016

Artificial Island Nuclear Complex

Delaware officials do not want state residents to cover the costs of a transmission line that will largely provide electricity to New Jersey.

And they are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision to force Delaware customers to pay for most of the $272 million cost.

The transmission line would connect the Artificial Island nuclear complex in New Jersey to the state.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state officials calling for reconsideration include the Delaware Public Service Commission, Governor Jack Markell and the congressional delegation.