- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are asking federal regulators to reconsider a recent decision requiring Delaware electricity customers to cover the cost of installing a transmission line that Delaware officials say will largely benefit New Jersey residents.

Last month, in response to a complaint from Delaware officials, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decided that Delaware’s residential and commercial electricity customers must bear the cost of the $272 million project connecting the Artificial Island nuclear complex to the state.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/1Z6NBHs ) reports that the Delaware’s Public Service Commission, along with Gov. Jack Markell and the state’s congressional delegation, last week submitted a formal request for a rehearing to argue their case again.

Delaware Public Service Commission Executive Director Bob Howatt says he hopes federal officials will announce their decision in late summer.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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