Press Room

Contact for Reporters

Lauren Irby

Office: (302)-349-3132

Cell: (302)-258-3579

Email: lirby@delaware.coop

 


DEC Board Approves Rate Decrease

Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors approved a rate decrease on May 20th for all 102,000 DEC members. On June 1, rates for those served by Delaware Electric Cooperative will fall by four percent, a reduction that will save DEC’s membership $7 million per year. The rate decrease will save the average family using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity $5 per month, or $60 per year. While the Co-op’s rates have been adjusted periodically over the last decade, they remain among the lowest in the region. Co-op members save hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs, compared to the

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DEC Announces Completion of Sussex Solar Farm

Delaware Electric Cooperative and Constellation have completed work to nearly double the size of the Co-op’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm in Sussex County. Seventeen acres of new solar panels began producing clean, renewable energy for DEC members in early January. Constellation, an Exelon company, built the 4.2 MW addition to the Cooperative’s Sussex County solar farm. More than 10,000 solar panels were installed over the past several months – the expanded portion of the solar farm is expected to produce enough energy to power 400 Cooperative homes. The Co-op has agreed to purchase the energy

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Sixty Thousand Delaware Electric Cooperative Members to Receive Refunds in December

GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s (DEC) Board of Directors has voted to return $6.3 million in capital credits to the Cooperative’s member-owners in December. Capital credit refunds 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 must have been a Delaware Electric Cooperative member in 2008. If a member has an eligible capital credit of $100 or higher, they will receive a check. If their allocated capital credit

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Teams with Constellation to Expand Georgetown Solar Farm

GEORGETOWN , Del.- Construction is now underway to dramatically expand Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm in Sussex County. Earlier this year, the Cooperative signed an agreement with Constellation, a leading retail energy provider, to nearly double the size of the 23-acre solar facility near Georgetown. Constellation, an Exelon company, is currently building a 17-acre, 4.2 MW (DC) addition to the solar farm. The Co-op will purchase the clean energy produced at the site from the company for a stable, competitive price over the next 25 years. According to DEC President

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DEC to Host 2019 Annual Meeting

If you’re a fan of great food and entertainment, then we’re sure you’ll have a lot of fun at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 13th. Registration and our famous fried chicken dinners will be served starting at 3 p.m. and our Business Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Please note, doors will open at 3 p.m. Members will also be treated to music and a community fair. Voting will also take place for our Board of Directors, who represent members when important decisions at the Co-op are made. All of the action takes place in air-conditioned buildings at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

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Apply Now for 2019 Co-op Education Scholarships

Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by Delaware Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted at www.vmdaec.com and available here. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019.

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $7.7 Million Back to Members in December

Delaware Electric Cooperative’s (DEC) Board of Directors has voted to return $7.7 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.

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Host 82nd Annual Meeting and Community Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 7th 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 Bill Andrew. Included again this year is a utility demonstration, where Co-op crews will show members how they restore power and rescue those who are injured without the help of a bucket truck. More than

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New Natural Gas Plant Providing Power to Delaware Electric Co-op Members

RISING SUN, Md .- An efficient new natural gas-driven power plant is now producing energy for tens of thousands of Delaware homes. The Wildcat Point plant, located in Rising Sun, Md., became fully operational in April. The state-of-the-art plant is owned and operated by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) based in Glen Allen, Virginia, which is partially owned by Delaware Electric Cooperative as a member cooperative. Delaware Electric Cooperative officials took part in a dedication ceremony at the plant on May 8th, celebrating the official end of nearly four years of construction at the

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Area Students Earn Electric Co-op Scholarships

Five high school seniors whose families are served by Delaware Electric Cooperative have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The recipients are: Jonte Desire , a senior at Sussex Technical High School and daughter of Angela Desire of Greenwood. Maria Morelli , a senior at Delmar High School and daughter of Joseph and Farrah Morelli of Delmar. Giulia Randazzo , a senior at St. Thomas More Academy and the daughter of Giuseppe and Gretchen Randazzo of Milton.

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DEC To Host Open House

Delaware Electric will host an open house for members on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cooperative’s headquarters located at 14198 Sussex Highway near Greenwood. The open house will include food, kid-friendly activities, safety demonstrations and tours of our building and new warehouse. This is the perfect event to learn more about how Delaware Electric Cooperative, “Keeps the Lights On.” During the open house members will also have the chance to learn about how DEC is improving reliability and the cost savings associated with its popular

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Two Delaware Electric Co-op Members Honored Nationally for Making a Difference

Two members of Delaware Electric Cooperative were recently honored as winners of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives 2017 #WhoPowersYou Contest. Mary Rio was honored as a third place winner for her work with Clothing Our Kids (COK) and Chase Marvil was named honorable mention for his work with “The Inspiring Project.” Both winners received a donation from Touchstone Energy, which was matched by Delaware Electric Cooperative. The #WhoPowersYou Contest was designed as a way to honor local heroes in the community and spread positive energy across the cooperative network. After learning about a

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $4.8 Million Back to Members in December

GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s (DEC) 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 Cooperative serves. To receive a billing credit or check from the Cooperative, you must have been a Delaware Electric Cooperative member in 2002, 2003 or 2004. If a member has eligible capital credits of $100 or higher, they will receive a check. If their allocated capital

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Scholarships Offered to Outstanding Students

2018 VMDAEC Education Scholarships Any high school or home school senior graduating in 2018 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Delaware Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. For the online application and instructions, visit www.vmdaec.com or www.co-opliving.com/community/scholarship.htm . The deadline to apply is February 9, 2018. Some of the requirements have changed for 2018: A letter of recommendation is not required The SAT and/or ACT score MUST come from the College Board. This information can

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Host 81st Annual Meeting and Community Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1st, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 15th 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 Bill Andrew. Included again this year is a utility demonstration, where Co-op crews will show members how they restore power and rescue those who are injured without the help of a bucket truck. More

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