Del. Electric Co-op Sets New Record For Reliability In 2021

Co-op Crews at Work in Sussex County (photo courtesy of Delaware Electric Cooperative)

Delaware Electric Cooperative had its most reliable year ever in 2021. The member-owned utility said Wednesday that through the year there were fewer outages, and those that occurred were restored efficiently. The average outage in 2021 lasted 53 minutes, down from the previous best of 69 minutes in 2019. According to the Co-op, careful planning…

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DEC Will Buy More Solar

Solar panels are being installed at the Tangent solar energy farm near Hartly. (photo shared by Delaware Electric Cooperative)

Delaware Electric Cooperative plans to buy solar power from facilities that are being built in Sussex and Kent Counties that are slated to be completed by the end of 2024. According to DEC, a solar farm near completion in Hartly will provide power to hundreds of homes in Kent County. Pennsylvania-based Tangent Energy is building…

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Update : TS Fay Brings Wind & Water to Delmarva


UPDATED – Saturday, 9:30am – Tropical Storm Fay passed off the coast of Delmarva yesterday morning – and brought a lot of rain to the eastern side of Sussex County.  The National Weather Service reports that beach areas saw from about 5 ½ inches to nearly 7 inches of rain.  There were reports of flooding…

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