In the summer of 2014, Delaware enacted landmark legislation that will enable the first-ever ratepayer funded efficiency programs, including statewide coordination among the regulated and non-regulated utilities and the Sustainable Energy Utility. The 2015 Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Strategic Plan was developed in concert with this legislation as a customized planning framework.
Through the stakeholder Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, Delaware’s energy office (DNREC) Division of Energy and Climate is continuing its progress toward initial energy efficiency program filings, pending the finalization of the proposed EM&V regulations issued in the summer of 2016. The parties are working through important issues like the creation of evaluation, measurement and verification regulations and deciding who will administer which programs to maximize effectiveness and ease of participation for customers and market actors alike. For more information, see the energy efficiency potential study developed in 2014, and the webpages of the Delaware EEAC.
An Effort Advancing Building Energy Codes
Delaware’s Building Energy Code Collaborative continues its progress as a partnership to drive code awareness, training and adoption.
Delaware's current mandatory building codes are 2009 IECC for residential building and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for commercial building.
Policy and Program Information
Delaware at a Glance
|Direct Jobs in Energy Efficiency||2,334|
|Electric Efficiency Program Expenditures||$3.75 million|
|Gas Efficiency Program Expenditures||$1.4 million|
|Per Capita Expenditures||$6.26|
|Electric Savings||26,459 MWh|
|Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.23%|
|Gas Savings*||30,664 therms|
|Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.01%|