PSC Hearing on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Leave public comment on Docket # 17-1240 to support the Division of the Public Advocate’s petition to lower utility rates to compensate ratepayers for the benefits of corporate income tax cuts on the utility providers.

January 2, 2018

The Public Service Commission will hold a PSC hearing on Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm to discuss an upcoming petition from public advocate Drew Slater. The reasoning expressed by the Public Advocate’s office in this matter is impeccably accurate and on point and succinctly describes the avenues already available for utility companies to recover a more than fair ROE through existing processes. I hope the Commission will grant the Public Advocates petition in its entirety. This is the only fair and equitable method to ensure that ratepayers are able to recover “their” investments. I will attend the PSC meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018, to comment in person on this matter, and I hope you will join me.

Please see below for more details.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have about issues in the 25th District or the state.

John Kowalko
State Representative
25th District


Public Service Commission Hearing & Petition

Meeting Notice

When: Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 1:00pm
Where: Public Service Commission, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Hearing Room, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware

Petition Details: The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate (“DPA”) hereby petitions the Delaware Public Service Commission (the “Commission”) to open a docket to reduce the rates of Commission-regulated utilities as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017’s (the “Tax Act”) reduction in corporate income tax and other tax changes.

Please share with friends, and if interested, join me on Thursday afternoon at the hearing in support of this important petition. You can also send a public comment through the PSC website using the information below.

For more information on the Delmarva rate increase requests, please search by docket numbers on the Public Service Commission database. You can leave a public comment through their website. The docket is 17-1240 (rate reduction petition).


Copy of petition by Delaware Division of the Public Advocate to reduce utility rates:

DPA Petition 2017 Tax Cut Act