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.
Through the stakeholder Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, Delaware’s energy office (DNREC) Division of Energy and Climate has been overseeing the development of draft efficiency program plans, expected to roll out as early as 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
|Electric Efficiency Program Expenditures||$2.1 million|
|Gas Efficiency Program Expenditures||$0.2 million|
|Per Capita Expenditures||$2.36|
|Electric Savings||8,606 MWh|
|Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.08%|
|Gas Savings*||21,524 therms|
|Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.004%|