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Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation - Green Energy Fund

Date Last Updated8/1/2013
Policy TypePublic Benefits Fund
State/FederalDE
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeDelaware Municipal Electric Corporation
Policy Initiation Date7/21/2005
Policy SummaryUnder the 2005 Delaware renewable portfolio standard (RPS) legislation, municipal utilities were allowed to opt out of the compliance schedule if they contributed to the Green Energy Fund for investor-owned utilities or created their own green energy fund with an equal surcharge (i.e. $0.000178/kWh).

The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a joint action agency and wholesale electric company representing the state's nine municipal utilities, opted out of the RPS requirements on behalf of the municipal utilities, and the utilities created their own funds. The surcharge for the investor-owned utility fund was doubled in 2007 through legislation, but the surcharge for the municipal utilities was not affected.

DEMEC municipal utility members include: Newark, New Castle, Middletown, Dover, Smyrna, Seaford, Lewes, Clayton and Milford. Each municipal utility has its own distinct fund. Customers of one utility cannot access another utility's fund revenues. As a result, some of the utilities' funds are very limited.

Funding for CHP projects provided by these resources would be found under related dCHPP incentive types (e.g., loan, grant, or rebate).
CHP Eligibility RequirementsNot specified, but fuel cells using renewable fuels are eligible.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://www.demecinc.net/Municipal-Green-Energy-Grants/ exit EPA

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