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PUBLIC UTILITY CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A GENERAL INCREASE IN NATURAL GAS RATES ISSUED BY THE DELAWARE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION STAFF

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Bid Alert No: 00000480764

Bid Title: PUBLIC UTILITY CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A GENERAL INCREASE IN NATURAL GAS RATES ISSUED BY THE DELAWARE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION STAFF

Agency Bid No. Title: STA16120PSCCUCRATE

Received Date: 02/08/2016

Close Date: 02/23/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Delaware

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 02/15/2016

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Chesapeake is a Delaware corporation duly authorized by its articles of incorporation toengage in the business of transporting, distributing and selling natural gas in the State ofDelaware. Under 26 Del. C. 102, Chesapeake is a public utility and is authorized to selland distribute natural gas in portions of New Castle County and throughout Kent County andSussex County, Delaware. Chesapeake, through its Delaware Division, servesapproximately 47,000 natural gas customers in Delaware pursuant to rates approved by theCommission.Chesapeake has filed with the Delaware Public Service Commission (the Commission) anapplication seeking to adjust its volumetric delivery rates for the first time in over eight years.Chesapeake alleges that costs have risen since 2007 to a point where the Company isfalling short of its authorized return on utility investment. In addition, the Company allegesthat natural gas consumption on a per customer basis has declined since 2007, which has decreased the volumes over which to allocate fixed costs. Furthermore, the Companystates that since its 2007 rate case, it has invested nearly $11 million in pipelinereplacement. In its application, the Company seeks approval of an increase in deliveryservice rates of $4,741,823 or 9.96% of total operating revenues. Chesapeake states that itseeks an adjustment to its rates to more accurately reflect the current level of sales and thecurrent level of costs that the Company is incurring so that it can provide safe and reliableservice to its customers.

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Product Code: 91897

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: State of Delaware - Department of State

State: Delaware

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Jason R. Smith 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware, 19904

Email: jason.r.smith@state.de.us

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