Md. Low-Income Water Assistance Program Available

The Maryland Department of Human Services has launched a new program designed to help Marylanders offset the costs of water and wastewater bills. Eligible households could receive up to $2,000 in assistance through the federally-funded Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). The focus would be on households whose drinking water and wastewater bills are…

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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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Indian River Power Plant Decommissioning May Be Delayed

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The planned decommissioning of the Indian River power plant next spring may be delayed. NRG announced plans in June to deactivate the coal-fired plant and several others in other parts of the country. This week, PJM Interconnection, operator of the power grid, said it has an established process to review generator retirement requests and determine…

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Delmarva Power Completes Transmission Line Upgrade

defaultCompleted upgrades to the local energy grid enhance service reliability for more than 75,000 Delmarva Power customers in Sussex County and increase the resiliency of the infrastructure delivering energy to local customers.

Delmarva Power has finished an upgrade of 11 miles of transmission line in Sussex County, which the utility says will improve reliability for more than 75,000 customrs. The project was also done five months ahead of schedule. The improvements to the transmission line between Cool Spring substation and Indian River substation also are designed to…

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Part of Union Ave in Salisbury to Close Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday morning, part of Union Avenue will be closed while a private contractor performs utility and paving work.  This will be done in the area of 300 Union Avenue – between 8am and 5pm and is expected to be completed on Wednesday.  Detours will be set up and the closed section will NOT be…

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