Connectiv Opens Gas Pilot Program in Delaware
Connectiv Power Delivery, the utility subsidiary of Connectiv,
announced its Natural Gas Choice Program for Delaware Tuesday,
enabling 15,000 residential and 1,500 small commercial customers to
choose their gas supplier as early as July 1. The program will last
for two years, at which point it will go under full review to
determine if the freedom to choose a supplier should be offered to
all of Connectiv's gas customers in Delaware.
"This is the first natural gas pilot program in Delaware and we
are very excited," said Ted Caddell, a Connectiv Power Delivery
spokesman. Connectiv serves 100,000 gas customers in New Castle,
DE. It also serves 1 million electric customers in South New Jersey
and the Eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia. Gas will start
flowing from the new suppliers to pilot program customers Nov. 1.
Connectiv Power Delivery will continue to deliver the gas, read
meters and respond to safety and customer service calls. The LDC
has also worked closely with Delaware's Public Service Commission
(PSC) to develop a customer education program which will be
implemented in May. Connectiv said it will work with the PSC to
qualify all the third party suppliers.
Caddell said no marketers have signed up as of Tuesday.
Suppliers wishing to obtain information about qualifying to
participate in the program should call Charles Driggs, manager, gas
operations and planning at (302) 429-3154.
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