Del. Electric Co-op Considers Rate Increase Wed.


Delaware Electric Cooperative residential bills could go up by about 8% under a proposal to be considered by the not-for-profit utility’s board this week. According to DEC President and CEO Greg Starheim, the member-owned utility has been paying about 60% more for the natural gas it needs to generate power since last year. This would…

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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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Del. Electric Co-op Hires New President / CEO

Delaware Electric Cooperative logo

Delaware Electric Cooperative has a new President and CEO. Greg Starheim has been chosen by the not-for-profit utility’s board of directors to replace Bill Andrew. Starheim most recently was with the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation. “I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to lead DEC. The Co-op has some of the most innovative…

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