Md. Commission Approves Delmarva Rate Increase

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s Public Service commission has approved a rate increase for Delmarva Power and Light.

The commission gives Delmarva a $12.2 million distribution rate increase; the utility had requests a nearly $18 million hike. The PSC says the average increase in total month electric bills will be 1.4 percent, or $1.78 per month for customers using 1,000 kWh/month.

The rate hike went into effect July 8.

Delmarva serves Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Cecil and Harford counties as well as Delaware.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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