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  • Oct 16 2017
    During the 2017 American Public Power (AMP) Conference in September, Kimberly Schlichting, DEMEC Senior Vice President of Operations Power Supply, was elected as Vice Chair of AMP s Solar Phase II Project. Solar Phase II started in March of 2016 when AMP entered into a joint development agreement with DG AMP Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, for the development, construction and operation of up to 80 MW or more of new solar electric generation facilities. This p... details
  • Oct 4 2017
    American Municipal Power (AMP) held its annual meeting during the 2017 AMP/OMEA Conference on Sept. 27, 2017. During this conference the AMP Board held its reorganizational meeting and re-elected four board members including Patrick E. McCullar, DEMEC President CEO, as Treasurer. Since AMP s inception in 1971, they have financed nearly $777 million of short term Bond Anticipated Notes on behalf of their member communities. They have grown to serve 135 public power communities across ni... details
  • Sep 19 2017
    (Dover) The 13th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day ... details
  • Sep 15 2017
    Photo of: Miguel Hernandez of the City of Seaford Electric Dept. The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is the state s first utility to have third party verified savings for energy efficiency initiatives accepted by the Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC). DEMEC previously submitted the report, detailing over $3.1 million in total savings, before the state s Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM V) Subcommittee, where it also received unanimous support. ... details
  • Sep 1 2017
    On Monday, August 28, 2017, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) President CEO, Patrick E. McCullar, joined Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper, and other state officials for the signing of Executive Order 13. This order creates an Offshore Wind Working Group to study how Delaware can participate in developing offshore wind. Mr. McCullar will represent DEMEC in this working group to provide input based on his experience in offshore wind and expert knowledge from decades of ... details
  • Jul 31 2017
    Largest Grid Operator Says Potential Loss of 2,500 MW Solar Power during Eclipse Is Manageable (Valley Forge, Pa. July 31, 2017) The operator of North America s largest power grid is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse next month when solar power resources will fall temporarily. Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, PJM Interconnection expects no power grid reliability issues in its footprint, which includes 13 states a... details
  • Jun 29 2017
    DEMEC is proud to partner with the City of Seaford on a $9 million project to improve the reliability of the city s electric distribution system. The improvements are referred to as the Pine Street Expansion and Reconstruction Project. The project consists of combining and upgrading the Central and Pine Street Substations and upgrading several main distribution lines. Installing industry-leading equipment and new controls is an efficiency improvement that is designed to increase the reliability... details
  • Jun 27 2017
    The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) sponsored and hosted a customer service training on July 27, 2017 for almost 30 local public power utility staff members. The training, Strategies for Successful Customer Service Operations , covered a range of customer service priorities while focusing on providing quality customer service in today s world. Discussions centered around defining and providing customer service, identifying what customers need and want, and consciously m... details
  • Jun 8 2017
    The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) held its annual Joint Council Briefing for elected officials, board members, and key account customers. Over 50 people were in attendance to hear about changes in the electric industry and requirements related to NERC compliance. DEMEC s membership spans the entire state of Delaware. Each year DEMEC hosts a briefing to update its members on the corporation s progress in renewable energy, fuel diversity, issues facing public power utilities,... details
  • Jun 1 2017
    From L to R: Rod Harden, Chief Custodian; Richard Gregg, Christina Superintendent; Scott Lynch, DEMEC VP Asset Development The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) was pleased to award the Christina School District with a check for $11,506 for their demand response efforts last year. Their initiatives to reduce their energy use during days with high temperatures and high demand helped reduce DEMEC s peak energy consumption. Their reward for participating in DEMEC and... details
  • May 22 2017
    DEMEC is proud to announce that the City of Seaford and the City of Dover were named Reliable Public Power Providers (RP3) by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for the fourth and fifth time, respectively. Four key disciplines are considered during the review process: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Customers can expect faster service, fewer or no storm outages, and a comprehensive emergency management plan in case of a disaster. The City of Seafo... details
  • May 4 2017
    Scott Lynch, DEMEC Vice President of Asset Development, was recently named a member of the Delaware State University s Renewable Energy Education Center (REEC) Statewide Advisory Committee. The committee consists of government, education, and community leaders. The REEC was created to bring renewable energy to the greater Delaware population, improve infrastructure and capacity for renewables, and increase education and research in the industry. The committee will convene on a bimonthly basis to... details
  • Apr 20 2017
    DEMEC is proud to report on its financial performance for Fiscal Year 2016. DEMEC's net position increased by $21.8 million in 2016, capping the third consecutive year of strong financial results. Nearly $8 million was distributed to members during the year while wholesale rates continued on a downward trend to further benefit DEMEC members' customers. President CEO, Patrick E. McCullar, noted that, the financial strength of the corporation is demonstrated by the stability of our cred... details
  • Apr 17 2017
    The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is excited to announce that the New Castle Municipal Services Commission recently received a Certificate of Excellence from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their reliability performance. As one of only 120 public power utilities in the nation to receive this prestigious award, DEMEC is incredibly proud of the work New Castle has done to strengthen their reliability. Public power utilities nationwide, including the New Castle... details
  • Sep 19 2016
    DEMEC is pleased to announce that Stephan Siok has joined our team as the Director of Beasley Plant Operations and Compliance. Mr. Siok comes to us from NRG Energy Center Dover with over 20 years of experience in the field. Kimberly Schlichting, Sr. Vice President of Operations and Power Supply said of Mr. Siok s hire, Having served as Beasley s Plant Manager, Steve was a natural fit for this position. His years of experience with utility operations brings great value to DEMEC. I know that ... details
  • Sep 14 2016
    Fitch Affirms DEMEC's A rating on the Beasley Power Station revenue bonds, series 2011, with a stable outlook. Please click the link to continue reading the full press release. ... details
  • Jun 15 2016
    Kimberly Schlichting, Senior Vice President of Operations and Power Supply for the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), was newly elected to the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors at their National Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Schlichting will serve a three-year term representing the Atlantic Region. The region includes the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. She is joined by 29 other elec... details
  • Nov 25 2014
    The Town of Middletown provided Appoquinimink School District a grant for $17,500 for installing three renewable energy systems at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown, DE. These systems are part of Delaware's First Renewable Energy Classroom which was designed to demonstrate renewable energy in a way that students and the community can understand. Please click here to read the full press release. ... details
  • Nov 17 2014
    DEMEC is very proud to have helped the City of Newark develop The McKees Solar Park Community Solar project which only stands to increase the vast amount of renewables already located within DEMEC Member territories. Systems located in our member territories represent a majority of the solar installed in Delaware. This becomes an even more striking fact when you consider DEMEC municipal service territories make up less than 15% of electric service in the entire State of Delaware. DEMEC m... details
  • Nov 12 2014
    DEMEC, on behalf of the City of Newark, was recognized as a finalist in the SEPA Utility awards for aiding in the development of McKees Solar Park, a 230-kilowatt solar farm. The project revitalized a 3.91-acre brownfield site off East Cleveland Avenue in the city of Newark. The Solar Park will provide Newark with a behind-the-meter renewable power source to serve all residents by reducing the City s peak power demand, lowering the wholesale cost of power, generating solar renewable energy... details
  • Sep 19 2014
    September 16, 2014 DEMEC s credit rating was upgraded from A- to A with a Stable outlook by Fitch Ratings. Please click here to continue reading the full press release. ... details
  • Sep 10 2014
    The 2014 Ambient Radio Raffle is part of the DEMEC Communities Storm Preparation Education campaign to teach its citizens about how to prepare and stay safe during electric storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The communities DEMEC serves provided an informational display at each City or Town Hall for the public to learn more about this important message because preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy. Preparing for an emergency includes customers staying informe... details
  • Aug 11 2014
    DEMEC, on behalf of the City of Newark, developed McKees Solar Park, a 230-kilowatt solar farm. The project revitalized a 3.91-acre brownfield site off East Cleveland Avenue. The Solar Park will provide Newark with a behind-the-meter renewable power source to serve all residents by reducing the City s peak power demand, lowering the wholesale cost of power, generating solar renewable energy credits, bringing locally produced green energy to the City s electric users, and reducing the City s car... details
  • Jul 1 2014
    July 1, 2014 The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) congratulates the Appoquinimink School District for its outstanding participation in the 2013/2014 Demand Response Program Year. Appoquinimink School District received a cash incentive for reducing their energy consumption during high energy use hours last summer. Participation in the DEMEC/Comverge Demand Response Program contributes to reliability and stability of the regional electric grid while rewarding its participants... details
  • Jun 27 2014
    (Pictured From left) Clayton councilwoman Mary Ellen DeBenidictis, Smyrna Town Manager Dave Hugg, Seaford Town Manager Dolores Slatcher, USDA Rural Development State Directors Marlene Elliott Brown and Bill McGown, Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe, Rep. John Carney, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and DEMEC President Patrick McCullar. Standing in the utility truck are Milford employees Jared Elliott and Chris Hitchens. MILFORD, Del. Today U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and... details
  • Jun 26 2014
    June 26, 2014 The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) congratulates the City of Seaford for its outstanding participation in the 2013/2014 Demand Response Program Year. The City of Seaford received a cash incentive for reducing their energy consumption during high energy use hours last summer. Participation in the DEMEC/Comverge Demand Response Program contributes to the reliability and stability of the regional electric grid while rewarding its participants with monetary ince... details
  • Jun 24 2014
    Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation s Energy Services Manager, Scott Lynch, presented an educational workshop to residents in the City of Milford on how energy efficiency can save them money on their electric bills. Mr. Lynch explained the basics of electricity and educated the public on how electricity gets into their homes. He went on to say that while some things are out of your control as a renter, there are still many ways to make your home more energy efficient, even without spending a... details
  • Jun 1 2014
    June marks the beginning of storm season and everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. While power outages are rare, they may not always be avoidable. Your local utility team stands ready to keep the power on. DEMEC is constantly preparing to support its members in times of storms and disaster by performing regular tree trimming, maintenance and inspections of its electric system. Please click here to read the full press release. ... details
  • Apr 30 2014
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Office of the Governor issued a proclamation in Observance of Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation Day and urged all Delawareans to do their share this week and throughout the year to help combat air pollution. Earlier in the day the State Legislature approved a resolution recognizing and congratulating the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation for its 35 years of extraordinary service to the public power municipalities of Delaware and the more than 126,000 De... details
  • Apr 30 2014
    DEMEC is proud to announce that April 30, 2014 was proclaimed Delaware Municipal Electric Day by the Office of the Governor. DEMEC has efficiently, and reliably, supplied all of the electric power demand of 8 of it's 9 public municipalities. In addition to DEMEC's primary mission of supplying reliable public power to our members DEMEC also provides our members with legal and technical assistance with regional and national regulatory bodies, training programs, economic and customer develo... details
  • Oct 6 2013
    Renewable energy credits generated by the University of Delaware's wind turbine will be purchased by the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) through a new three year agreement. The proceeds will support a wind energy graduate student research fellowship in the University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). Please click here to read the full press release. Photo Gallery: Click the picture for a larger version. ... details
  • Jun 21 2013
    SUMMER ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS Happy Summer Everyone!! While you're enjoying the fun and sun of summer. DEMEC would like to make sure you and your business can save some of your money for the beach rather than bills. So each week day until Labor Day, DEMEC will be posting a daily tip to help you become more energy efficient. Click here to see our other tips! ... details