Services in Clayton
The Department of Public Works has the responsibility of operating and maintaining the Town's electric system. The Town provides electric services to about 1,200 customers utilizing a drive-by remote read metering system and an in-house billing process. Maintenance is fully provided by Town employees.
Downes Associates provides engineering, system planning, rate and tarriff analysis, and other services. When calling for electric meter installation and maintenance, please allow 48 hours. Call the Town Office at (302) 653-8419 or use the Service Request Form
Disconnections - If your service is disconnected for non-payment, you will need to pay your billing in full and pay the following re-connection fee to have your electric restored.
Between 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday $25.00
Between 3:31 p.m. - 7:59 a.m. Monday - Friday $50.00
Saturday, Sunday, Holiday - All Hours $75.00
The minimum electric charge is $25.00
The current monthly residential electric rates are as follows:
|$0.2654 (or $11.94)
||first 45 kilowatts
||per kilowatt thereafter
||PPCA per kilowatt
||Green Energy Program per kilowatt
Long-term capital requirements are addressed through the annual capital budget with financing from developer contributions, use of system reserves, long-term debt, and an electric impact fee.
Electric infrastructure within new developments is paid for 100% by the developer and installed by contractors working under the Town’s directions. Electric infrastructure within developments, if acceptable, is transferred to the Town after completion.
Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc. (DEMEC) is a public corporation constituted as a Joint Action Agency and a wholesale electric utility.
This corporation represents nine (9) municipal electric distribution utilities located in the State of Delaware. This was made possible by an act of the Delaware General Assembly on June 6, 1978 and was incorporated on July 12, 1979. It's mission is to provide competitive, reliable energy supply and services to it's customers.