PSC Docket No. 06-241 Is Closed
The four agencies then closed out Docket No. 06-241 by voting to transfer the question of a possible natural gas backup plant to the IRP (Integrated Resource Planning) docket. Legally, the parties have 30 days to appeal the decision, but the odds of that are seen as ranging from remote to no way.
Before bringing the meeting to a close, PSC chair Arnetta McRae mentioned the "profound influence" of the public in shaping the outcome.
Afterwards, Bluewater Wind hosted a gathering of 200 supporters. Even Delmarva Power president Gary Stockbridge showed up, where he too paid tribute to the power of the public support for wind power in Delaware. He said he could use some of that support for the approval of the contracts for onshore wind now before the PSC.