Some electric customers in Delaware are about to save a few bucks.
The Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors recently approved a rate decrease.
The average member using 1,000 kilwatt hours (kWh) is set to save about $4 a month as the Power Cost Adjustment falls from 1.9 cent to 1.3 cents per kWh.
That's even with the board also approving a $2 raise in the monthly customer charge from $14 to $16.
Officials say it’s the second rate decrease in less than a year, and the move will save the more than 105,000 DEC members in Kent and Sussex Counties a total of about $6 million.
The new rates start in April, and will be lower than what customers were paying back in 2008.