High Electricity Rates in Delaware Could Be Going Up Again

Jul 5, 2016

Credit Don Rush

The electric bills in Delaware could shoot up again.

Delmarva Power has filed a request with the state Public Service Commission to hike rates to a total of $63 million.

The company says that for the Christiana-area residents their bills could go up another $10 for an average of $151 a month.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they could go up again by another $13 a month for the transmission line to connect the Artificial Island Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey with Delaware.

State officials including the governor have lobbied against Delaware residents taking on the additional cost.

The News Journal reports that all of this comes on top of some of the highest electricity charges in the country averaging $550 a month before the lights even get turned on.