Jeremy Firestone participated in the regulatory proceeding before the Delaware Public Service Commission on the acquisition of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) by Exelon. PHI is the parent company of local utility Delmarva Power, while Exelon, in addition to owning other utilities (e.g., BG&E and PECO), is also one of the largest electric generation companies in the United States, with over 35 GW of capacity installed. Professor Firestone’s effort were instrumental in enhancing the financial commitment to energy efficiency.
In 2017, Jeremy Firestone was appointed by Delaware Governor John Carney to serve on the Delaware Governor’s Offshore Wind Working Group. The Working Group held a series of meetings and public comment sessions, issuing its final report in 2018, outlining additional studies the state should undertake to advance offshore wind power in the State.
In 2009, Sen. Gary Simpson sponsored Senate Bill 153 to establish the rules for Grid Integrated Vehicles in Delaware. On September 21, 2009, Delaware’s Governor Jack A. Markell signed Senate Bill 153, making it law. The bill, which is the first of its kind in the world, requires electric utilities to compensate owners of electric cars for electricity sent back to the grid at the same rate they pay for electricity to charge the battery.
The event was held at AutoPort Inc. near the Port of Wilmington, where that same day, the first electric car built in Delaware, and the first car ever with complete V2G controls built-in from the factory, rolled off the line (see Regional Economy). For more information see SB 153, Chapter 212 Delaware Code and the UDaily Press Release. EV World Insider described this law as “…the most progressive piece of electric vehicle-focused legislation to date.” The article is available here with permission from the editor. See “Delaware Smart” on page 4 of EV World Update. (c) 2009 EVWo