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Green Energy Fund

Date Last Updated8/1/2013
Policy TypePublic Benefits Fund
State/FederalDE
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeDelaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Policy Initiation Date10/1/1999
Policy SummaryThe Delaware public benefits program, enacted through the state's electric utility restructuring law in March 1999, collects approximately $3.2 million annually for efficiency and renewable programs and $0.8 million annually for low-income programs. Funds for the public benefit programs are collected from Delmarva Power and Light customers (the state's only investor-owned utility). Separate public benefit funds exist for the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) and the state's municipal utilities through the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC). Prior to July 2007, the Delmarva fund collected $0.000178 per kWh (0.178 mills/kWh) to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency incentive programs but collections were increased to $0.000356 per kWh (0.356 mills/kWh) by S.B. 35 of 2007. This money is collected and distributed through the Green Energy Fund.

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.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Pages/
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