DEMEC - Green Power Program (Delaware)
Last modified on December 8, 2009.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||DEMEC - Green Power Program|
|Incentive Type||Mandatory Utility Green Power Option|
|Applicable Sector||Municipal Utility|
|Active Incentive|| No
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-09-27|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2009-11-06
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||26 Del. C. § 363|
|Date Enacted|| 7/21/2005
|Contact Name||Kimberly Schlichting|
|Department||Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC)|
|Address||PO Box 310|
|Phone 2|| (302) 653-2734
Under Delaware's RPS, rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities can opt out of the mandated portfolio requirements if they establish a green energy fund and a voluntary green power purchasing program.
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 began offering a voluntary green power program to its customers starting 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 for one year (June 1 - May 31). The amount of green energy blocks is limited and subscriptions are awarded on a first-come first-serve 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.
- DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2009-12-08