Power & Light Company (Delmarva) provided electric supply service to
Delaware customers through fixed price power supply tariffs offered by Delmarva
pursuant to settlements filed with the Delaware Public Service Commission
(“Commission”) as part of electric restructuring (Docket No. 99-163) and the
merger involving Delmarva and Potomac Electric Power Company (Docket No.
01-194). These offers and Delmarva’s obligation to provide Standard Offer
Service (“SOS”) expired as of April 30, 2006. In October 2004, the Commission
established Docket No.04-391 to investigate and determine: (a) which entity
will act as the SOS supplier in the Delmarva service territory as of May 2006;
and (b) what prices will be charged for SOS in the Delmarva service territory as
of May 2006.
On March 22,
2005 the Commission issued Order No. 6598 addressing certain major
policy issues including determining that the SOS shall be provided by Delmarva
using a wholesale model (Phase 1).
On July 18, 2005, a Phase 2 settlement was presented to the
Commission proposing the terms and conditions for provision of electric service
at the end of the current fixed price offers. Also included in the settlement
was a brief description of the Bid Plan procedures and the Request For Proposal
On September 16, 2005 a detailed Bid Plan which consisted of the
Full Requirements Service Agreement (“FSA”) and the RFP was filed with the
On October 11, 2005 in Order No. 6746, the Delaware Public Service
Commission approved the settlement agreement by which Delmarva will procure SOS
to customers through the competitive selection of wholesale supply. The Bid
Plan was approved on October 11, 2005 in Order No.6746 and the first wholesale
competitive bid process was completed in February 2006.
April 6, 2006, the Delaware Legislature enacted the “Electric Utility Retail
Customer Supply Act of 2006”.
20, 2006 the Commission issued Order No. 6943 initiating a process to revisit
the RFP procedures to explore and determine what changes, if any, should be
made to the RFP procurement process previously accepted by the Commission in
Order No. 6746.
On October 3, 2006 the
Commission approved consensus recommendations for improving the process and
adopted certain additional recommendations related to contested issues.
On September 18, 2007, the Commission issued
Order No. 7284 approving consensus recommendations and the revised RFP and FSA
for the 2008 process to be in place by October 1, 2007.
mid-year 2008, Delmarva executed four long-term contracts for wind energy and
Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) in amounts to meet its Delaware obligations under the Renewable
Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
On July 29, 2008, Delmarva filed an application
with the Commission to modify the process by which it procures electricity for
SOS customers by removing the requirement that wholesale electricity suppliers
provide RECs to Delmarva.
On August 19, 2008, the Commission approved the
application in Order No. 7432.
October 7, 2008, the Commission issued Order No. 7461, which provides that SOS
supply be procured using the World Energy reverse auction process for contracts
effective June 1, 2009 and beyond.
On October 6, 2009, the Commission issued
Order No. 7670 in Docket No 04-391 modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2010
process to be in place by October 7, 2009.
On September 21, 2010, the Commission issued Order No. 7846 in
Docket No. 04-391 modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2011 process to be in place
by October 6, 2010.
September 20, 2011, the Commission issued Order No. 8038 in Docket No. 04-391
modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2012 process to be in place by October 5,
On September 18, 2012, the
Commission issued Order No. 8216 in Docket No. 04-391 modifying the RFP and FSA
for the 2013 process to be in place by October 3, 2012.
On September 26, 2013, the Commission issued
Order No. 8460 in Docket No. 04-391 modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2014
process to be in place by October 2, 2013.
On May 13, 2014, the Commission issued Order No. 8562, which closed
Docket No. 04-391. On September 30, 2014
in Docket No. 14-144, the Commission issued Order No. 8642 modifying the RFP
and FSA for the 2015 process to be in place by October 1, 2014.
On April 1, 2015, Delmarva Power submitted
its request for approval of the 2015 Standard Offer Service Rates, Procurement
Cost Adjustment and RARM filing identified as Docket No. 15-0889.
On May 5, 2015, pursuant to Order No. 8732
in Docket No. 15-0889, the Commission approved the revised tariff sheets and
revised rates, on a temporary basis, with usage on and after June 1, 2015,
subject to refund.
On September 2, 2015,
Delmarva filed proposed changes to the RFP and FSA for the 2016 process, which was
amended by an amended filing on September 4, 2015.
On September 22, 2015, Commission issued
Order No. 8795 in Docket No. 15-0889 modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2016
process to be in place by September 30, 2015.
On October 6, 2016, Commission issued Order No. 8946 in Docket No. 16-0909
modifying the RFP and FSA for the 2017 process to be in place by October 7,
This RFP reflects the improved wholesale
bidding process set forth in Docket No.04-391 to solicit proposals from
suppliers interested in providing Fixed Price SOS (“FP-SOS”) to Delmarva for
the customer Service Types and terms indicated in Section 2.2 (Product
Definition). The RFP is for full requirements wholesale supply service to meet
the needs of Delmarva’s SOS retail load obligations in Delaware as described in the settlement and
further described in the RFP. Fixed
Price SOS bids will only be accepted through the EnerNOC web-based auction