DEMEC - Green Power Program (Delaware)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Delaware
Name DEMEC - Green Power Program
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Municipal Utility
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2004-09-27
Last DSIRE Review 2009-11-06

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

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

Incentive Contact

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)"