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Delaware

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 11/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Public Benefits Fund
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Biodiesel manufacturing facilities, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Utility, Institutional
Types:Renewables, Energy Efficiency, RD&D, Low-income Assistance
Total Fund:$3.2 million annually on average
$0.8 million annually for low-income assistance
Charge:$0.000356 per kWh (0.356 mills per kWh) for renewables
$0.000095 per kWh (0.095 mills per kWh) for low-income assistance
Web Site: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Pages/d...
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
26 Del. C. § 1014
1999 (subsequently amended)
10/01/1999
Authority 2:
29 Del. C. § 8051 et seq.
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
S.B. 266
07/28/2010
Authority 4:
Green Energy Fund Regulations
Summary:

The Delaware public benefits program, enacted through the state’s electric utility restructuring law in March 1999, collects approximately $3.2 million annually for efficiency and renewable programs and $0.8 million annually for low-income programs. Funds for the public benefit programs are collected from Delmarva Power and Light customers (the state's only investor-owned utility). Separate public benefit funds exist for the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) and the state's municipal utilities through the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC). Prior to July 2007, the Delmarva fund collected $0.000178 per kWh (0.178 mills/kWh) to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency* incentive programs but collections were increased to $0.000356 per kWh (0.356 mills/kWh) by S.B. 35 of 2007. This money is collected and distributed through the Green Energy Fund, which supports the following programs:

·         Delmarva Power - Green Energy Program Incentives

·         DEMEC Member Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities)

·         Delaware Electric Cooperative - Green Energy Program Incentives

·         Dover Public Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives


An average of 0.095 mills/kWh (approx. $800,000 annually) is collected to fund low-income fuel assistance and weatherization programs. These funds are administered by the Department of Health & Social Services’ (DHSS) Division of State Service Centers, which currently administers similar federally-funded programs. Contact information for DHSS can be found here

 

 


 
Contact:
  Scott Lynch
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Delaware Energy Office
1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 735-3480
Fax: (302) 739-1840
E-Mail: scott.lynch@state.de.us
Web Site: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy
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