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Delaware Energy Choice
Price to Compare

Below are the steps to compare prices and help calculate your potential savings. Go to the savings calculator

To calculate your savings, determine the difference between Delmarva Power's "Price to Compare" and the price of other Electricity Suppliers participating in the Delaware Electric Supply Choice Program by subtracting one from the other. If the supplier's price is less than the "Price to Compare," you'll save money. Multiply that difference by your average monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage to determine your average monthly and annual savings.

1. Look at the "Price to Compare" chart to determine your correct rate.

Delaware Commercial Price To Compare (cents per kWh)

Rate Classes 6/3/05
Small General Service Non-Demand (SGS) 5.65
Medium General Service (MG) 6.09
General Service Water Heating (GSW) 5.07
Medium General Service Heating (MGH) 6.09
General Service Space Heating (GSH) 5.75
Large General Service (LG) 5.59
General Service Primary (GSP) 5.01
General Service Transmission (GST) 4.85
Outdoor Recreational Lighting (ORL) 6.67
Outdoor Lighting (OL) 3.27
The price to compare is an annual average price per kilowatt-hour that is based on usage by all customers in your rate class. The price to compare represents the cost of supply including charges for electric supply service and transmission. The price to compare does not include the Delaware utility tax.

2. The following is an example using the small general service (SGS) rate class.
Delmarva Power's
"Price to Compare"/kWh

Prospective Supplier* Price/kWh


Avg. Monthly kWh Usage

Avg. Monthly Savings

Avg. Annual Savings



= 0.5

X 3500

= $17.50
X 12

= $210.00



*An example using a fictional price. Your savings will differ based on the price of the actual supplier you choose.

3. Use the form below as a calculation worksheet. Fill in the shaded boxes 1, 2 and 3 to calculate your monthly and annual savings.

1. Delmarva Power's Price to Compare kWh cents/kWh
2. Suppliers Price to Compare kWh   –  cents/kWh

    Difference kWh cents/kWh
3. Average Monthly kWh Usage kWh

  Average Monthly savings = $  

  Average Annual savings = $  

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