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  • JFC leaders call for check of energy suppliers

  • Joint Finance Committee leaders are calling on the state's Public Service Commission and public advocate to look into people being offered significant savings on electricity prices through so-called third party suppliers.
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  • Joint Finance Committee leaders are calling on the state's Public Service Commission and public advocate to look into people being offered significant savings on electricity prices through so-called third party suppliers.
    Since 2007, when the state passed a law allowing limited competition for consumer electric service, so-called “third party suppliers” have been buying electricity on the open market and reselling it to Delaware consumers. In some cases, those suppliers can provide savings.
    Recently, however, legislators and regulators have been getting consumer complaints saying that some suppliers have failed to let customers know their contracts have expired, which can expose them to higher charges.
    In a letter to the Delaware Public Service Commission, Sen. Harris B. McDowell III, D-Wilmington North and Rep. Melanie George Smith, D-Bear, are asking that a meeting be held as soon as possible, so that there will be time enough for the General Assembly to make any changes to the existing law governing such transactions before their session ends on June 30.
     
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