Press Releases

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Jeremy

Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board Approves Rate Decrease For Immediate Release: February 15th, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors voted on February 15th to approve a rate decrease for all 93,000 Co-op members. Co-op President and CEO Bill Andrew proposed the rate change in January. The measure will lower electric bills by five percent and will take effect...

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For Immediate Release: January 9th, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del .- Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC. This year's Youth Tour is being held June 11th-16th, and will bring together more than 1,500 students representing 44 states...

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For Immediate Release: January 3rd, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors is considering a rate decrease for all 93,000 member-owners. Co-op President and CEO Bill Andrew has requested the rate change and, if approved by the Board, rates for those served by Delaware Electric Cooperative would drop about five percent. The rate decrease would save the average...

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Are You Considering Installing or Leasing a Solar System For Your Home or Business? Your Co-op is Hosting Two Solar Seminars in January! Sussex County: Tuesday, January 10th 6:00 P.M. Lecture Hall Room 529, William Carter Partnership Center, Del-Tech Owens Campus in Georgetown Kent County: Thursday, January 12th 6:00 P.M. Room 400A, Corporate Training Center, Del-Tech Terry Campus in Dover We’ll...

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GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has voted to return $6.3 million in capital credits to the Cooperative’s member-owners in December. Capital credits are also known as the Co-op’s profits or margins. Because DEC is a not-for-profit utility, margins are returned to the people the Cooperative serves. To receive a billing credit or check from the Cooperative, you...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18th, 2016 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations and hear an update on the state of the Cooperative from President and CEO...

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Eight Delaware high school seniors have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The 2016 scholarship recipients are: Jennifer Atkinson, a senior at Caesar Rodney High School and the daughter of Glenn and Georgette Atkinson of Magnolia. Johnsenia Brooks, a...

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Jeremy

Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $4.8 Million Back to Members in December GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has voted to return $4.8 million in capital credits to the Cooperative’s member-owners in December. Capital credits are also known as the Co-op’s profits or margins. Because DEC is a not-for-profit utility, margins are returned to the people the...

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Jeremy

GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s President and CEO has been honored for his nearly two-decades of faithful service to the Cooperative and its members. Bill Andrew was presented with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Regional Award for Outstanding Service on September 9th in Charlotte, N.C. The award is presented to individuals who have a proven record...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7th, 2015 GREENWOOD , Del.- Aerial Inspections of Delaware Electric Cooperative’s power lines are expected to improve reliability for Cooperative members. On May 4th and 5th, McKim & Creed, based in North Carolina, used a helicopter to scan 40 miles of transmission lines in Sussex County using LIDAR technology. LIDAR uses light from a laser to capture detailed...

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