Printable Version - The Municipal Services Commission Receives National Recognition for Exceptional System Reliability in 2015

March 16, 2016

New Castle, DE –A member of The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, the Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle,  received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA)—a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities such as Municipal Services Commission.

“This honor recognizes utilities that are statistically thriving when it comes to reliability,” said APPA Senior Vice President, Engineering Services Michael Hyland.

APPA took Municipal Services Commission’s reliability data compiled through its eReliability Tracker Service and compared it to the top quartile of system outage duration from national reliability data collected by the Energy Information Administration—an independent agency that collects, analyzes and disseminates national energy data.

“Scott Blomquist and his team work hard to keep the lights on day in and day out,” said Pamela A. Patone, General Manager at MSC. “It’s nice to see that hard work pay off with this kind of recognition.”

The MSC’s Commissioners have been proactive in maintaining the City’s electric system by creating redundancies with the construction of the Dobbinsville Substation and in developing a repairs and maintenance program.  It is these types of activities that has led to this recognition.


For more information on Municipal Services Commission and its commitment to reliability, visit .


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About DEMEC Inc.

The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc. is a public power joint action agency and wholesale electric utility established in 1979 to provide power supply and related services to the nine municipally-owned distribution utilities in the state of Delaware through owned generation assets and power purchased from other generators in the PJM region. DEMEC manages a diversified power supply portfolio including natural gas fired generation, wind and solar assets. DEMEC has a long-term goal of developing innovative and economic utility-scale, renewable energy generation projects.  For additional information, visit DEMEC’s web site at, or contact Kimberly Schlichting at 302-653-2733 or



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