Natural Gas Regulation - Delaware Public Service Commission (Delaware)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Delaware


   
Applies to States or Provinces Delaware
Name Natural Gas Regulation - Delaware Public Service Commission (Delaware)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Delaware Department of State
Primary Website http://depsc.delaware.gov/naturalgas.shtml
Applicable Jurisdiction Varies based on utility provider and county. http://www.delmarva.com/_res/documents/GASMasterTariff.pdf, http://www.chpkgas.com/tariffs


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.chpkgas.com/tariffs

http://www.delmarva.com/_res/documents/GASMasterTariff.pdf


Summary

The Delaware Public Service Commission regulates only the distribution of natural gas to Delaware consumers. The delivery and administrative costs associated with natural gas distribution are determined in base rate proceedings before the Commission. The recovery of costs associated with the natural gas used by customers is determined annually as part of fuel adjustment proceedings. As a result of this process, rates for natural gas will typically change at least once a year. Fuel adjustment rates for natural gas may also change during the annual recovery period when the projected recovery of gas costs exceeds limits set for the over or under-collection of gas costs. Occasionally, natural gas distribution companies are permitted by their tariff to collect additional fees, often called 'riders', to recover unanticipated or extraordinary expenses. For instance, both regulated natural gas distribution companies have an 'environmental rate rider' to recover costs associated with the cleanup of pollution from old manufactured gas sites. These rider rates are determined in separate proceedings before the Commission.

The Commission sets the natural gas tariff regulations for each Delaware utility. Tariffs for Delmarva Power and Light Company and the Chesapeake Utilities Corporation are dependent on the county and service area.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Joann Conaway
Department Delaware Public Service Commission
Division Commissioner




Phone (302) 736-7500

Fax (302) 739-4849


Contact Name Jaymes Lester
Department Delaware Public Service Commission
Division Commissioner




Phone (302) 736-7500

Fax (302) 739-4849


Contact Name Dallas Winslow
Department Delaware Public Service Commission
Division Commissioner




Phone (302) 736-7500

Fax (302) 739-4849


Contact Name Jeffrey Clark
Department Delaware Public Service Commission
Division Commissioner




Phone (302) 736-7500

Fax (302) 739-4849



















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