DEMEC Announces City of Dover Membership

DEMEC now serves and represents all community-owned electric utilities in Delaware.

Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a not-for-profit joint action agency, is happy to announce the recent addition of the City of Dover, DE as an associate member. With the inclusion of Dover, DEMEC will represent all nine (9) community-owned electric utilities in the state of Delaware. This partnership brings access to valued-added services and programs at economies of scale pricing to the City of Dover.

We are excited to have DEMEC as an extension of our staff and to increase opportunities for the City of Dover. We are especially excited about DEMEC’s Joint Lineworker Training Yard and the educational program they offer our apprentice and journeyman lineworkers,” said David Hugg, City Manager, City of Dover. 

As an associate member, the City of Dover benefits from joint advocacy efforts, shared resources, robust training, networking opportunities, and increased assistance through mutual aid during severe weather emergencies.

DEMEC and our members have always supported one another, and we are excited to have Dover on the team. As we chart a path forward for Delaware’s energy future, DEMEC will continue to advocate for the benefits of public power and working together,” stated Kimberly Schlichting, DEMEC President & CEO.


The City of Dover Electric Department is responsible for the reliability of the local electric system as well as the engineering, construction and maintenance of its electric infrastructure.  The Electric Team maintains a system that covers 75 square miles and serves approximately 25,000 customers. 

Incorporated in 1979, the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is a prominent not-for-profit Joint Action Agency dedicated to serving and representing community-owned electric utilities throughout Delaware including the cities and towns of New Castle, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Clayton, Dover, Milford, Seaford, and Lewes. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, DEMEC collaborates with its members to deliver reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity solutions. Through strategic partnerships and a focus on customer-centric initiatives, DEMEC plays a vital role in advancing the energy landscape of Delaware while prioritizing the interests of its diverse membership base. Committed to transparency and accountability, DEMEC upholds the highest standards of governance and operational efficiency, ensuring the continued success and prosperity of its member utilities and the communities they serve. For more information, please visit