Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 170
152nd General Assembly (Present)
This amendment requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to consult with all electric utilities in Delaware, in addition to consulting with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Division of the Public Advocate (DPA), in the analysis of the impacts of offshore wind transmission and procurement by Delaware of electricity from offshore wind projects. It also requires DNREC to report to all electric utilities in Delaware, in addition to the PSC and the DPA, about its efforts to consult with other state energy offices in states served by the PJM Interconnection to evaluate regional electric transmission cooperation. This amendment also deletes the provision in the Bill that mandates that DNREC study the impacts on capacity and energy markets in the course of the offshore wind procurement process.