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Delaware Energy Industry Licensing

Licensing requirements for energy industry companies in Delaware.

This page provides an overview of energy industry licensing in Delaware for businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, ongoing reporting due dates, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Delaware Energy Company Licenses

Delaware Electric Broker Certificate

Agency:Delaware Public Service Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration
Electric Supplier Certification (CPCN)

Form:

Electric Broker Application

Agency Fee:

$750

Fact Checked:11/1/16

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Broker certificates do not expire, but brokers do need to submit an annual report to the commission every year.

Financial Reporting

Form:

Annual Financial Report Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Fact Checked:9/3/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within either 10 days or 30 days of the change depending on the nature of the change.

Notes:

The commission must be notified within 10 days for any of the following events:

  • Revocation of authority to sell electricity or to broker the sale of electricity in any jurisdiction
  • Revocation of an Affiliated Interest’s authority to sell electricity or to broker the sale of electricity in any jurisdiction
  • A change in the principal officers responsible for Delaware operations previously provided
  • A change in ownership of any Person having 10% ownership of the Electric Supplier or the ability to control more than 10% of the Electric Supplier’s voting securities

 

The commission must be notified within 30 days for any of the following events:

  • Any changes in the Electric Supplier’s name or tax identification number or employer identification number
  • Any changes in the Electric Supplier’s business address
  • Any changes to the regulatory contact and/or Customer complaint person previously identified
  • The identify of any state in which the Electric Supplier has had its authority to sell electricity to or broker the sale of electricity to Customers revoked, modified or suspended since the filing of the last annual report
  • Any changes to the organizational structure previously provided
  • A statement detailing any criminal activities, except for misdemeanors or lesser, of which the Electric Supplier or any of its Affiliated Interests has been convicted, or which the principal or corporate officers have been convicted, since the filing of the last annual report
  • A copy of any stipulation, order, or decree concerning a formal, docketed complaint or investigation of the Electric Supplier’s marketing and sales activities in other jurisdictions
  • A list of any states in which any formal complaint investigations have been initiated since the filing of the last annual report
  • A list of any states in which disciplinary actions have been taken since the filing of the last annual report
Fact Checked:3/9/20

Supplemental Reporting
Certified Electric Supplier Annual Report

Form:

Certified Electric Supplier Annual Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Fact Checked:3/9/20

Delaware Electric Supplier Certificate

Agency:Delaware Public Service Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Electric Supplier Application

Agency Fee:

$750

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:3/9/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



While supplier certificates do not expire, registered suppliers must file several reports to the commission on an annual basis.

Financial Reporting
Annual Financial Report

Form:

Annual Financial Report Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Fact Checked:3/11/20

Financial Reporting
Annual Gross Revenue Return and Statement of Assessment

Form:

Annual Assessment Form

Agency Fee:

The assessment amount depends on the operating revenue of the supplier.

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Fact Checked:3/11/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within either 10 days or 30 days of the change depending on the nature of the change.

Notes:

The commission must be notified within 10 days for any of the following events:

  • Revocation of authority to sell electricity or to broker the sale of electricity in any jurisdiction
  • Revocation of an Affiliated Interest’s authority to sell electricity or to broker the sale of electricity in any jurisdiction
  • A change in the principal officers responsible for Delaware operations previously provided
  • A change in ownership of any Person having 10% ownership of the Electric Supplier or the ability to control more than 10% of the Electric Supplier’s voting securities

 

The commission must be notified within 30 days for any of the following events:

  • Any changes in the Electric Supplier’s name or tax identification number or employer identification number
  • Any changes in the Electric Supplier’s business address
  • Any changes to the regulatory contact and/or Customer complaint person previously identified
  • The identify of any state in which the Electric Supplier has had its authority to sell electricity to or broker the sale of electricity to Customers revoked, modified or suspended since the filing of the last annual report
  • Any changes to the organizational structure previously provided
  • A statement detailing any criminal activities, except for misdemeanors or lesser, of which the Electric Supplier or any of its Affiliated Interests has been convicted, or which the principal or corporate officers have been convicted, since the filing of the last annual report
  • A copy of any stipulation, order, or decree concerning a formal, docketed complaint or investigation of the Electric Supplier’s marketing and sales activities in other jurisdictions
  • A list of any states in which any formal complaint investigations have been initiated since the filing of the last annual report
  • A list of any states in which disciplinary actions have been taken since the filing of the last annual report
Fact Checked:3/9/20

Supplemental Reporting
Certified Electric Supplier Annual Report

Form:

Certified Electric Supplier Annual Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Fact Checked:3/9/20

Supplemental Reporting
Green Power Product Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Each electric supplier that offers a Green Power Product Option must file a report detailing its compliance with its marketed or otherwise advertised generation, including, but not limited to, evidence of the specified number of VRECs retired.

Fact Checked:9/3/20

Supplemental Reporting
Net Metering Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually within 90 days of the end of the calendar year.

Notes:

Each electric supplier must submit an annual net-metering report to the Commission including the following information from the previous calendar year:

  • The total number of Customer-Generator Facilities and Community-owned energy generating facilities;
  • The total estimated rated generating capacity of its net-metered Customer-Generator Facilities and Community-owned energy generating facilities;
  • The total estimated net kilowatt-hours received from Customer-Generator Facilities and Communityowned energy generating facilities; and
  • The total estimated amount of energy produced by Customer-Generator Facilities and Community-owned energy generating facilities, using a methodology approved by the Commission.
Fact Checked:9/3/20

Delaware Natural Gas Broker License

Not required



Natural Gas Agent/Aggregator, Broker, or Consultant licensure is not required on the State level in Delaware.

Delaware Natural Gas Supplier License

Not required



Natural Gas Supplier licensure is not required on the State level in Delaware.

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