Mandatory Utility Green Power Options (Delaware)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Delaware

Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Options
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Municipal Utility, Rural Electric Cooperative
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2009-11-06
Last DSIRE Review 2010-10-22

References DSIRE[1]


Delaware's rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities may opt out of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) if they establish a green energy fund and a voluntary green power program. The Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) and the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a joint action agency and wholesale electric company representing the state's nine municipal utilities, have opted out of the RPS requirements in favor of voluntary programs.

Delaware Electric Cooperative The DEC, which serves roughly 75,000 members in Kent and Sussex Counties, began offering a green power program on June 1, 2007. The DEC currently offers green power subscriptions in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks at a monthly premium price of $0.20 per block. Contracts last through May of each year and expire thereafter. Customers must re-enroll each year to participate. The green power is supplied by a landfill gas facility.

Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation The DEMEC began offering a voluntary green power program to its customers on June 1, 2006. DEMEC currently offers green power subscriptions in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks at a monthly premium price of $0.21 per block. Customer contracts last one year (June 1 - May 31). The amount of green energy blocks is limited, and subscriptions are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The quantity that can be purchased is limited to a customer’s lowest monthly consumption in the preceding twelve months. To enroll in the program, customers should contact the appropriate DEMEC member utility directly.

DEMEC municipal utility members include: Newark, New Castle, Middletown, Dover, Smyrna, Seaford, Lewes, Clayton and Milford. These utilities serve a combined population of 100,000 and have a combined peak load of 435 megawatts.

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Authority 1: 26 Del. C. § 363
Date Effective 2006-06-01
Date Enacted 2005-07-21

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service (DEC - Sussex)
Department Delaware Electric Cooperative
Division Sussex County Office
Address Box 600 14198
Address 2 Sussex Highway
Place Greenwood, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19950
Phone (302) 349-9090

Contact Name Kimberly Schlichting
Department Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC)

Address PO Box 310

Place Smyrna, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19977
Phone (302) 653-2733
Phone 2 (302) 653-2734


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"