Delaware Energy An$wers for Business (Delaware)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Delaware

Name Delaware Energy An$wers for Business
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Refrigerators, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Grants for equipment vary according to equipment type and energy saved

Equipment Requirements All equipment must have more than an 18 year simple payback and a 3 year warranty.

Maximum Incentive Total combined grants are capped at 100,000 per facility or up to 200,000 for businesses with 2 or more facilities

Energy audit, feasibility study: 10,000 per facility or up to 20,000 for businesses with 2 or more facilities

Program Administrator Deleware Energy Office
Date added to DSIRE 2006-10-26
Last DSIRE Review 2008-06-18

References DSIRE[1]


On May 2, 2006 the Governor of Delaware signed SB 281 and appropriated $8 million in funds to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for an Energy Efficiency Program. The program is divided between residential and non-residential electric customers. The Delaware Energy An$wers for Business program offers three funding opportunities which can help businesses large and small improve the energy efficiency of their facilities. Delaware businesses may apply for any combination of these options up to $100,000 per facility or up to $200,000 for businesses with 2 or more facilities. Projects that have simple payback periods shorter than 18 months are not eligible for these grants.

The Just An$wers Grant Program will provide grants up to 50% of the cost of an energy audit, feasibility study and design assistance. These grants are capped at $10,000 per facility or up to $20,000 for businesses with 2 or more facilities.

The Prescribed An$wers Grant Program offers grants for specific and common upgrades including lighting equipment, refrigeration, HVAC and motor retrofits.

The Customized An$wers Grant Program allows businesses to make energy improvements which are specific to their facility. Grants are provided for non-standard energy efficiency measures or prescribed measures bundled into a comprehensive full-facility upgrade that maximizes energy savings and cost effectiveness. These grants are determined by the calculated energy (kWh) and demand (kW) savings of the upgrade and may require a Professional Engineer to verify the predicted performance calculations.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kevin Yingling
Department Delaware Energy An$wers for Business

Address 1203 College Park Dr.
Address 2 Suite 101
Place Dover, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19904
Phone (302) 735-3430


  • 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)"