New Choptank Rates Take Effect December 1st

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On Wednesday, Choptank Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors voted to approved the proposed rate changes – which will go into effect on December 1st. Officials say that distribution rates are increasing – the cost of purchasing electricity from their generation supplier, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, is decreasing. And Choptank is passing that full reduction on…

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Choptank Board to Vote on Rate Changes in November

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Choptank Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will vote on proposed rate charges that will affect all rate classes at their next meeting on November 15th. Choptank has worked to control expenses associated with the distribution of electricity to members of the past five years but now distribution rates must be adjusted. However the increase in…

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Del. Electric Co-op, Choptank Issue Beat the Peak Alert for Today (Wed.), 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Soaring temperatures and humidity levels have led Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative to issue a Beat the Peak Alert for today (Wednesday). According to DEC, members are asked to conserve electricity during times when the cost to purchase and produce power is high. Members are asked to postpone use of washers, dryers and…

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DEC, Choptank Issue Beat The Peak Alert

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Due to forecast heat and humidity, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative have issued a Beat The Peak Alert for this afternoon between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Members of the co-ops are asked to turn the thermostat up a few degrees and to refrain from using large appliances during this time. Also, unnecessary…

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Update: DEC, Choptank Co-ops Complete Restorations, Delmarva Work Continues

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More and more electric customers and co-op members are getting their power back. Delmarva Power says it has completed more than 115,000 restorations since Tropical Storm Isaias blew through Tuesday, spawning several tornadoes. Currently most of its remaining 2,600 customers without electricity are in its northern service territory. Some may be without service until Friday…

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Power Restoration Efforts Continue Following Isaias

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Power restoration following Isaias is a major challenge for utilities. The storm impacted more than 118,000 customers of Delmarva Power. As of early Wednesday morning, more than 17,000 customers were still without service. Hardest hit were Sussex County, New Castle County and Wicomico County. Crews are continuing to work around the clock to assess outages…

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DEC, Choptank Issue Beat The Peak Alert

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Soaring temperatures and oppressive humidity have led Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative to declare a Beat The Peak Alert. According to Choptank, ticking thermostat up just three degrees can make a significant difference in the electric bill. Member are also advised to put off use of large appliances such as washers, dryers and…

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Transformer Problem the Cause of Power Outage Saturday Morning

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Nearly 6000 residents from West Ocean City to Newark to just west of Berlin lost power Saturday just after 11am.  Over 5500 were customers of Delmarva Power – and about 470 members of Choptank Electric Cooperative.  According to Choptank’s Facebook page, Delmarva Power was having problems with a transformer that feeds the Ironshire Substation.  Delmarva…

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